文章協力: SIDE CORE
What I try to say? There is no “natural face”! If removing makeup, making a straight face, and taking off false teeth, my face shall not be natural. Therefore, where is my natural face? Probably, there is it at the moment when using a cosmetic liquid, doing a makeup, and making the best smile. My natural smile with passing my mother’s hand over my face has changed to my smile now making by mascara, lipstick, and puffing foundation. If externally expressing my smiles and any other expressions by my affections and minds, the makeup tools using everyday will make present my affections and minds. Today, the makeup tools should be my spiritual materials, and the moment when these makeup tools touch on my skin is the time of spiriting for me.
The NISHIZAWA Creations with these makeup tools as a material and a subject, will be simulated the casual daily circumstances of itself by photos and sculptures. According to the series of “Natural Makeup” of the space installation creations, a fuzzy border between the beauty care and the medical care is expressed with combining the medical tools to own bed room, and changing own bed room to a cosmetic surgery room. Setting all antique furniture in own bed room through the creations, it means a time of own growth and aging in the bed room, and stream of time like a medical improvement and a trend changing means relatively proceeding with own history. And, according to the photo series of “Eye Lash Stories”, the false eyelashes are made from chemicals, and grown by mascara, raised up by eyelash curler, so anybody can trip out on the balloon. This is a story for everybody, who obtains the eyelashes and “builds up them”, finally can fix own “face”.
These creations likely show temporary existence of sophisticated women and danger of periodical beauty. However, they are actually questions for current human lives and minds. Because there is, at least, one answer for “border between substance and human” or “proof of human being”, which will be faced by evolution of the iPS cells and the clone technologies in near future.