NETTING AIR ― FROM THE LOW LAND

NETTING AIR ― FROM THE LOW LAND

Chikako WATANABE

Publisher: HeHe

Using photographs, handwritten notes, essays and detailed explanations (in English and Japanese), the artbook “Netting Air – From the Low Land” documents five projects (Survival Net Project, Tide, Lloyd Life, Island Tracing, and Dog Folly) of Amsterdam-based Japanese artist Chikako Watanabe in detail, and provides an overview of the playful works she produced in the last 20 years of her career.
Focusing on social interaction and communication between people, Watanabe’s works often draw inspiration from everyday life’s curiosities. The Survival Net Project, for example, began after a local fisherman taught Watanabe how fishing nets are made and, playing both with the technique and metaphorical meanings of the fishing net, grows to encompass clothes, installations and workshops.
An extensive list of Watanabe’s previous works concludes the artbook.

Book Size
240 x 170 mm
Pages
142 pages
Binding
hardcovere
Publication Date
2018
Text
Abdurrahman Gülbeyaz, Hisako Hara, Suzanne Oxenaar, Macha Roesink, Yvonne Twisk
Design
Kumi Hiroi
ISBN
978-4-908062-21-6 C0070
ISBN
978-4-908062-21-6