Kentaro Okumura

Finitude in Observation

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mirror, jesmonite, steel, acrylics / 2024

Inspired by the Martian topography revealed by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, this work explores an alternate planetary map scattered with artefacts of living systems — slime mould’s paths/ blood vessels/ miniature cityscapes/ Martian terrain names.

Mapping of reconfigured fragments of the red planet’s surface also reflects its environment like a veil of water — whose existence indicates primordial life forms  with the mirror, which superimposes the printed image on the reflected image.

Finitude of the act of ‘objective’ observation can be something like this: an accumulation of fragmented pieces of the world.

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