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Memory by Mari Ishikawa in Bangkok

Exhibition  /  25 Feb 2015  -  04 Apr 2015
Published: 04.02.2015
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Intro
Exploring the concept of memory through two groups of works created between 2012 - 2015, Mari ponders about the ultimate destiny in this world: to disappear.

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Mari Ishikawa
Nothing that has appeared in this world can escape its ultimate destiny: to disappear. Even memory, though anchoring for the time the afterimages of all these in the endless flow of the ages, is no exception. Thus it is hardly surprising that memory and disappearance had fascinated.  I try to resist this vanishing and keep the memories.

Parallel World  
Where does a "Parallel World" exist?
Can one discover this world through time travel?
Is it perhaps possible to see this world in a dream?
Or does it only exist in one’s heart?
The world we see is only a part of the entire reality which is composed of many worlds existing simultaneously, side by side.
We can find "Parallel Worlds" whenever we open our eyes and hearts.
They are always with us.

Landscape
I saw the old garden.  Plants and a cluster of old buildings no longer used.  There, in this space, the relation between interior and exterior, between nature and the artificial, is ever so ambiguous. 
Time is frozen, but the plants are there.  I would like to show the silent revolution of plants.  Before man built cities, there was just nature, which we tried to control.  As soon as we stop regulating nature, it tries to reclaim its territory.
Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: Memory, 2014. 925 silver, resin, watch parts. Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: Memory, 2014
925 silver, resin, watch parts
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Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: Memory, 2014. 925 silver, resin, watch parts. Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: Memory, 2014
925 silver, resin, watch parts
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Mari Ishikawa. Pendant: Once Upon A Time, 2013-2015. 750 gold, Japanese lacquer, resin. Mari Ishikawa
Pendant: Once Upon A Time, 2013-2015
750 gold, Japanese lacquer, resin
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Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: Landscape, 2012. 925 silver, aluminium, Japanese lacquer. Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: Landscape, 2012
925 silver, aluminium, Japanese lacquer
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Mari Ishikawa. Neckpiece: Landscape, 2012. 925 silver, aluminium, Japanese lacquer. Mari Ishikawa
Neckpiece: Landscape, 2012
925 silver, aluminium, Japanese lacquer
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