Monday, October 27, 2008

Ghoulies and Ghosties

It's a week of spookiness on automatism, in anticipation of Hallowe'en on Friday ... so sprinkled here and there over the next few days will be the odd post with a Gothic note (Gothic as in 18th and 19th century gothic fiction, with the requisite eerie castles, blasted landscapes and haunted heroines). Who's that tap tapping at my door? (Photo via ? — if you know, please let me know)

Chiharu Shiota

Japanese-born artist Chiharu Shiota graduated from Kyoto Seika University and spent some time in Australia before moving to Germany, where she currently lives and works. Her most recent installations express her ambivalence about desiring the security net of safety, love and home while at the same time fearing it to be a fleeting and misleading concept, leading to entrapment. Haunting and dreamlike work. You can see more at the Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, too. Via Le Divan Fumoir Bohémien.
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