Enoshima Love
Artist Statement
« My eyes zoomed unconscious over rosy hills, silky hips, darkness and depth. » Enoshima Love is a performance, a sculpture and a book. It deals with the circumstances of an amour-fou between a traveler and a woman in a guesthouse on Enoshima Island: 36 hours of the life of two people, fulfilled with obsessive love, gender fluidity, and surrealistic metamorphoses. Half book, half shell, and again neither of the two, and now again both in one. 1x sculpture: (polyurethane, fiberglass, resin, filer, pigments. size: 50 x 34 x 25 cm); including a book (glue binding, carton front and back book plates, 70 g fine paper, 88 pages. size: 9.5 x 14 x 1 cm).
Our personal Japanese-Austrian relationship shaped profoundly our way of dealing with differences. This hybrid background is reflected and refined through and in our artistic collaboration. The proposed work itself relates directly to memories of Japan and creates new perspectives and ways of encounter: it encapsulates a very Japanese sense of nostalgia and beauty.
Artist Bio
A Japanese-Austrian artist duo based in Vienna. We work with sculpture & text, fiction & fact. Our project-oriented works engage in a playful way with society & its representations. The material-based works evolve from questions around body & transformation. Sayaka (1983) studied at the Tama Art University Tokyo (MFA) & at the Institut Superieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon (DNSEP). Joseph (1982) studied literature at the Sorbonne Paris IV & the University of Vienna (MA). A Selection of exhibitions venues: Salzburger Kunstverein, Salon für Kunstbuch, Thailand Biennale, PDX Contemporary Art Center, Salon de Montrouge, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Serlachius Museum, Incheon Art Platform...