August 12: Rei Kakiuchi (DAI, 2013) invites you to his show ”Finger Cap"at Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund.
Capping a finger is a funny exercise for an experience of living as double ontology.
In between presence and absence, here and there... we might become zombies.
During his residency at the Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Rei has worked on a new project titled Finger Cap which explores the question of how human beings perceive the borders between the natural and the artificial, and death and life by means of sculpture and handicraft as well by performance that will involve other artists. The title refers to the idea that our fingers are the extension of our will; capping them works not only as an identity disguise but a denial of existence itself.
Rei Kakiuchi (*1969) from Japan, lives and works in Rotterdam, NL
Rei Kakiuchi studied Textile Design at The Kyoto Seika University (BA 1993), The Nottingham Trent University of Art and Design (MA 2002) and art praxis at the Dutch Art Institute.
He works on drawing, sculpture, installation, video and delegate performace to explore the relationship between nature itself and the way it is perceived or defined by humans and to articulate his thesis of Nature as a dead body.