ArtJunk
No. 49—2023

strike a pose: Miaki Komuro – Hanae Utamura

Info: The works of designer Miaki Komuro and visual artist Hanae Utamura, both born in Japan, synchronize nature, art and technology, East and West by means of hybrid interfaces. Under Strike a pose, boa – basedonart becomes a laboratory of resonance for this interrelationship. Relationship is the title of Miaki Komuro’s latest collection. The relationship between human and nature is the focus here. The designer follows the principle of upcycling. Decolorized black fabrics from her previous collections are combined and processed with new textiles. In this way, she combines ecological awareness with her love of fashion design and high-quality textiles. In her artistic practice, Hanae Utamura explores the field of tension between nature and civilization, in particular the relationship between humans, science and nature. She understands and uses her own body as a conduit. It serves her as a transmitter between the conflicts of human and non-human forces. (…)

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