Motoi Yamamoto, the poetry of salt
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto talks of memory, time and commemoration in his performances. Motoi Yamamoto uses salt, symbol of purification and memory in Japan, to elaborate his ephemeral installations. The hours necessary to build a work are an integral part of the creation process. There is a ritualistic aspect, in presence of the public, in religious silence, when the artist creates these labyrinths, for the symbolism they represent. The shapes created collect the memory of beings who have passed away. Born in 1966, Motoi Yamamoto lives and works in Tokyo. Motoi Yamamoto participate in an exhibition in Onomichi, his hometown, and create a new installation piece. This project is a joint project between the A Coorridor of Art through the Mountain and Seas and the Crossroads.
More details on artbasemomoshima.jp et www.arthiroshima.jp
Motoi Yamamoto’s work is published in Cercle magazine #5 Oceans.
Solo Exhibition, Flaoting Garden, Setouchi City Museum / Okayama, Japan, 2013
UNIVERS’ sel, Aigues-Mortes, France, 2016
Artist’s website: www.motoi.biz
© Motoi Yamamoto