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Yakata 屋形

Yakata 屋形

Yakata 屋形

Category: Paper Cloth
AG#: 80
Name: Yakata 屋形
PoM: Mänttä, Finland
Year: 2022.02
Description:

A wearable headgear with the ambiguous possibilities to serve as floating device or shelter on the stage of a play. Made from special paper produced in Shanghai, on closer inspection it resembles the materiality of leather or animal skin. The surface was treated with Japanese Kakishibu, a traditional coloring method made from the kaki persimmon fruit. In addition to its coloring effect, a notable feature is its ability to bind strongly to its various compounds and form a resin-like layer on papers and woods which makes them waterproof and insect repellent. Therefor it was used to prevent the corrosion of fishing nets and to protect roof structures in the house. Its ambiguity capabilities are also represented in the manufacturing process for Japanese sake and on the other hand lowering the density of alcohol in the blood stream after drinking. The attachment technique which I used for the first time in this way is very detailed and stable, which allows multiple and frequent folding. Since this kind of garments will be used for performances, it is quite important to develop a reliable construction that can withstand the expected demands and still be flexible.

Size: 150x60x70
Material: Paper, Kakishibu. Wood
Exhibited: Serlachius Residency
Status: Depot Austria
Proprietor: Artist

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