Lecture by Chiharu Shiota

 
Organization California College of the Arts
Hours Wednesday: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Admission

FREE

Address 1111 Eighth St., San Francisco, CA, United States
Phone 415-703-9415
Website http://www.cca.edu/calendar/2011/lecture-chiharu-shiota
Start October 3, 2011
End October 3, 2011
Closed Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday
 

Lecture by Chiharu Shiota

Design and Craft Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 7:30–9:30 pm

California College of the Arts

Nahl Hall, Oakland campus

 

Info: 415.703.9563 or designandcraft@cca.edu

 

Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese performance and installation artist now living in Berlin. She is best known for creating environments that are room-filling and monumental, yet delicate and poetic. She focuses on themes of remembrance and oblivion, dreaming and sleeping, traces of the past and childhood, and dealing with anxieties. Many of her installations involve impenetrable webs of black thread that enclose household and everyday objects: a burned-out piano, a wedding dress, a lady's mackintosh, sometimes even the sleeping artist herself.

 

Other bodies of work involve window frames and bed frames. Shiota stacks them up to form sweeping architectural structures that seem to defy gravity: a house, a high tower, an architectural landscape. She spent several years training in Germany with Marina Abramović, who influenced her interests in exploring physical endurance and the psychology of spatial perception.

 

The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.


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