30 March 2020
Featured in Deptford X: 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
What are you reading at the moment?
Invisible Colours – The Arts of the Atomic age
What does a typical day look like for you?
I do not have typical day at all. Each day throws different challenges and I just tackle as best I can.
Describe your studio/workspace
My Studio is a quiet white cube, without any windows, where I develop my ideas and render the basis of my project. It is totally cut off from the world around and giving me a safe space to contemplate and process my ideas. Then, physical process of my fire etching then takes place at home in my kitchen.
After the physical process, I then bring my fire etching back into my studio to consider how they then develop into an installation, editions, writing etc.
Where do your best ideas come from?
Both from my lived experience as a female artist of far eastern origin in UK, and often triggered by the ancient text such as Genesis, St. Johns’ Gospel which touches upon the ideas of anthropocene, how human is situating themselves within this fragile planet.
If Tate called you tomorrow and invited you to make work for the Turbine Hall, what would it be?
I would like to develop audience participatory work involving fire and water. Inevitably it will create a challenges for the health and safety team, but I can imagine really exciting project where audience can make their own fire etching.
Plug your next show/event!
“Incendiary” Exhibition focussing on Fire, Mourning and the ‘carbon-heavy masculinities’ of climate change and its effects. Visit Kaori’s website for more details on when and how you can see this show.