140 x 40 x 30
84 Urushi (japanese lackquer) slides, carousel projector, furniture.
In the first stage of the project a series of membranes were made out of urushi lacquer without acarrier to express and exploit the transparent quality described by the character “幽”. Translating the material to another media anabled visualizing a material quality detached from its object hood. Transposing the otherwise object-tied urushi to different media shows a deeper, diverse relation with the material. The work resulted in an installation showing a carousel projector with 83 slides placed in lathed wooden stand referring to the beforehand object-tied (and proliferated in western countries through furniture) concept of the urushi lacquer. Historicity, cultural appropriation and picture traditions were developed in the next stages.