© 2019 REIJIRO WADA

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Scarlet Window

2016

wine, glass, brass, stainless steel

90 x 45 x 2 cm

Installation view at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
Photo: Nobutada Omote

It recalls the memory of Fresh Widow (1920) by Marcel Duchamp, making an apparent word game around the term French Window, whose glasses are made of black leather. The window is blind and can be observed as what it is - an object that refers to an interrogation on the field of vision. Wada’ s window offers a similar paradox. Hung on a wall and containing aging liquid such as wine, is a dysfunctional and silent object that lays on the spatial and temporal immobility.

 

Loïc Le Gal, Assistant Curater of Centre Pompidou