Current millimetre02 | At 800˚ the Tokyo Kahuna will be moving to Montana soon, yes they will
A Kahuna can be a wise man or someone who can perform sorcery - an important person anyway and if you were surfing a big wave in Hawaiian terms.
The international artists exhibiting in millimetre02 take materials, earth-bound things like clay and plants, charcoal and wooden matter from ‘earth’ and re-mould them. These things, stuff from the land, are held together and re-emerge, stressing and straining out a notion of wonder and a set of functions and ideas that are imposed by this exhibition’s alignment.
Fernando Saiki’s image of sushi, with severed fingers on top of rice seeds, bound with seaweed leafage, sets kinky, perverted tones. Bob Matthews’ structure and sign-like imagery is a sticking device linking and manipulating the other pieces together and referring them to his decision-making. Matthews’ wider practice of counter cultural activity both current and historical is bought to play and collides purposely with Yuta Segawa’s Lilliputian works.
These pots straddle a highly focused vision of the world – a detailed worship of transforming muds – exploring the worth of paying attention to the details of our value systems and understanding of domains. They knot together childhood and adult states of experiencing objects. James Keith’s charcoal and paper works bring attention to leftovers, the burnt-out carbon remains and fuel, a double page spread of locked up potentials. At 800 degrees and above materials can be changed forever and with that control we can move to new places.
At 800˚ the Tokyo Kahuna will be moving to Montana soon, yes they will is curated by Finlay Taylor
James Keith, Charcoal Prints
Mono prints made by direct pressure
Yuta Segawa, Ceramic pots
Porcelain and glazes
Fernando Saiki, Yubizushi
Bob Matthews, Ultra violet days
Acrylic and oil on fabric