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Lesley Kehoe Galleries Presents Installation Transformation by Maio Motoko

Friday 8 September
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Sydney Contemporary ticket holders
Location: Maio Motoko’s Moment By Moment Heartbeat By Heartbeat, Installation Contemporary

Japanese artist Maio Motoko creates intricate and beautiful folding screens that explore transience, light and space (both physical and psychic spaces). To create her meticulous and detailed sculptures the artist works with a variety of both traditional and idiosyncratic materials from metallic foils and kozo paper through to vintage textiles, found documents and persimmon juice.

Motoko’s use of particular materials are references to relationships, memories or traditions; serving as mementos of times and peoples past. A number of her works often comprise of multiple elements which can expand and contract, seemingly transforming in scale and shape in front of the viewer.

For Sydney Contemporary, Motoko’s intricate folding screens will be activated by traditional Butoh performances and intimate tea ceremonies presented daily during the Fair.

Image: Maio Motoko, Moment By Moment Heartbeat By Heartbeat, 2007, multimedia, dimensions variable, courtesy the artist and Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne