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此次的作品，是我与制作Anudo人偶的小野原誠先生和MOE女士，以及化妆品牌Fiveism by THREE的HIROKI先生之间的三方合作。
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PRISONERS OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
A DEVOA INSTALLATION by Daisuke Nishida
For Leisure Center Store, Vancouver, Canada
The installation consists of five different humanoid forms which represent the possible evolution of humanity in the coming years perhaps in a time where we have left Earth and travelled out to the stars.
The figures are displayed in poses that represent a juxtaposition between future and tradition, the fluid and dynamic nature of the human spirit, our evolutionary urge to change and progress and the rigidity of our physical forms.
The figures are represented as captive and chained physically even as they retain a sense of movement and hope in their expressions and physicality.
The installation was partially inspired by the work of Canadian filmmaker and photographer Gregory Colbert and his "Ashes and Snow" project. Daisuke first saw his "Nomadic Museum" exhibition in Tokyo some ten years ago and was impressed by the people he showed and the textures he captured on film.
Daisuke wanted to create similar natural-looking textures like those of earthen walls and Japanese traditional "washi" paper and then apply them to futuristic garments and designs. To bring these traditional textures and designs into the far future.
To represent the future of humanity he commissioned five original figures from Japanese artist and designer Motonari Ono.
Daisuke has always been an admirer of the figures created by Ono, not only because they are mysteriously
gender-fluid but also because there is something quite futuristic and insect-like about them, as if they represent the next stage of human evolution, possibly how we may look after we have spent many years living far out in the deep space of the cosmos.
For their clothing he sourced natural materials such as leather from the Guidi Atelier in Italy and traditional Japanese "Washi" paper from the famous Awagami paper factory in Shikoku, Japan.
The design for the faces of the figures has been created as a collaboration with Fiveism x Three : a gender-fluid life-style brand from Japan.
[ https://www.fiveism-x-three.com ]
Their appearance was designed by Fiveism Creative Director Rie Omoto and Official Make-up Artist Hiroki Sato. They wanted to create a vision of a coming race of gender-fluid warriors, beyond the merely human, lost, adrift in deep space.
In this time the human race have already left behind the traditional skin tones and are now colored silver, copper and gold. Even though they are no longer connected to the Earth they still have the five Earth elements painted on their faces in futuristic "kanji" representing fire, wind, earth, air and water as a reminder of the place that they have left behind.
[ https://leisure-center.com ]
First Exhibited: Leisure Center（Vancouver, Canada）
Material: Japanese paper, calf leather, brass, wood
Size: H50cm x W40cm x 40cm 5 bodies