For Thailand Biennale 2018, Inomata provides a beaver with part of a tree to work on, and uses the gnawed wood that it produced as a reference to create sculptures. Inomata commissioned a sculptor in Thailand to carve human-scale models of the beaver’s work in sand stone, and installed them around a pond. The result is a sculptural work created by two artists, with humans imitating the beavers’ creation. Beavers, like humans, are one of the few animals that actively modify their environment, reforming it to suit their own requirements. They create artificial ponds by cutting down the surrounding trees and assembling them into dams to catch and hold stream water. These beaver ponds provide a distinctive environment that attracts moose, herons, and many other creatures. It is fascinating to think about how an environment constructed by beavers differs from an environment constructed by humans. ภาษาไทย : คลิกที่นี่
Aki INOMATA lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. The artist explores the relationships between human and animals through various kinds of artworks such as installations, sculptural forms, and performances.
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