MOUNTAIN OBJECT

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MOUNTAIN OBJECT

 

Inspired by Japanese mountain culture and traditions such as Fujizuka and Suiseki, Dunhill and O’Brien decided to use their residency at Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo as a research and development period, devising and making a series of prototype tools and accessories to make a ‘Mountain Object’.

 

The work shown at Youkobo Art Space gallery was the result of a physical and somewhat ritualistic process where they attempted to make a new sculpture together, entirely modelled and formed by tailor made geta based on topographical information of 2 important mountain ranges in Japan.
The installation comprised of the geta and other bespoke implements used to make the work with a video of the process that evidenced the at times competitive way in which the form was shaped.