KELLY AKASHIHxVxTSeptember 5 – 20, 2015
Kelly Akashi’s exhibition “H x V x T” unfolds along the dimensions of height, volume, and time. Dowels covered in drippy wax are suspended from the ceiling. They pierce through the space and form diagonals of different length and angles unfolding along the specific dimensions of the space’s three encapsulated cubes. A surface of unfixed silver gelatin emulsion on a wall opposite of one of the windows darkens over the course of the exhibition. Pink silk, hanging over the dowels, has been used by Akashi to clean corners of the space. Its dust and spiders that have accumulated over the years are stored in the fabric.
The exhibition space is a container that the works respond to and incorporate as an integral part. Examining the space’s particularities and nuisances, the pieces absorb, structure and mediate the surroundings they are exhibited in: “… they specify both a visual and physical attentiveness, like an electric current that extends from inanimate and animate objects, in order to use these planes as a means of communication.”*
* Kelly Akashi about the show “H x V x T”, in: “Unbound”, Interview with Kelly Akashi by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Mousse Magazine No. 50, October 2015.
Photography: Moritz Krauth