Both art and words are taken apart on the edge of the surf. How refreshing.

Tomoko Konoike



The artist, who claims that art is not a weak thing such as “self-expression” but “an energy conversion” with the outside world, presents her work even at a local art festival as if it were a sacrifice dedicated to the god of the land. On the Noto Peninsula, she intentionally placed her work on a cliff where people could not get close, but a typhoon attacked it and fell apart. While separating the fragments from the beached wreckage, she came to feel silly, said she. From a collection of works, “Hunter-Gatherer.”


"July 10  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"