Matsushima Island Nets
A geometric net is a pattern created when a three-dimensional object is laid out flat. Eleven different patterns can be created when a cube is laid out.
On Matsushima Island’s beach I began the first eleven days of my 2019 residency at dawn with a gesture of unfolding and imprinting. My ‘cube’ was a 1:40 scale model of the timber structure beneath the plaster walls in the spare room of our Melbourne house. At this scale I could fit the room into my pocket…
But this is not the start of the story. My island residency came about in a most unexpected way.
During the 2019 Art Anywhere Symposium at Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, artist Ryota Sato extended an invitation to the audience. Everyone present was invited to contribute to the island’s Matsushima Bunko Museum. Located on a small inhabited island in Japan’s Setouchi Sea, where the population is just two, the museum’s goal was unknown and it had little to offer; no formal exhibitions, no art collections, no curators and no director…
See more about this work in Matsushima: no visitor island
- Medium: Pigment ink print on museum rag paper
- Dimensions: 21 x 29 cm (11 images)
- Year: 2021
- Edition: 10 + Artist's Proof