double helix:anthem

PrizeOfficial Selection in Create (art)
CreditHamu Isen

In the Japanese Shinto, the "Shimenawa," or sacred rope, that adorns the torii (gateway) of shrines has the meaning of a boundary. The straw rope is tied tightly at first, then gradually untied, and then re-tied. The word "Shimenawa" originates from the meaning of "to fasten. It coincidentally overlaps with string theory. This work was inspired by the meaning of "sacred boundary" in "Shimenawa" and the metaphor of the creation of the universe through the repetition of expansion and condensation.

BORN IN 1982 IN HIRATSUKA-SHI, KANAGAWA-KEN, JAPAN LIVES AND WORKS IN HADANO-SHI, JAPAN EDUCATION •Musashino Art University, 2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts RESIDENCIES •2012 Point B work lodge, NY, United States SOLO EXHIBITIONS •2020'21' 22' 23 Hamu Isen Solo Exhibition, art gallery & Legion,Tokyo,Japan •2013'14'15'17 Hamu Isen Solo Exhibition, AI Gallery,Tokyo,Japan GROUP EXHIBITIONS •2018 Constellation, NERIMA ART MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan •2017 The Simulation Art of Disconnection, TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan