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Prison Sentence

No Man Is Free

Who Is Not Master Of Himself

 
 
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Installation:

NO MAN IS FREE WHO IS NOT MASTER OF HIMSELF
-EPICTETOS-

Held in conjunction with Prison Sentence

The Prison as Site/The Prison as Subject.

ccurated by Julie Courtney and Todd Gilens.


The prison is a grid,
The prison is a world,
The prison is a nation,
The prison is a border,
The prison is politics,
The prison is a religion,
The prison is the hierarchy,
The prison is a system,
The prison is a program,
The prison is a classroom,

The prison is my thoughts,
The prison is my choice,
The prison is my believe,

“13 wrapped bodies with chalkboard attached lie on the floor inside the prison. Beneath them, the floor is covered with a thousand of marked chalkboards with chalks and titled erasers. Some images of nowadays news articles, attached on each body, surely give audience disturbed. Otherwise, erasers and chalks are randomly placed.”

Hiroshi Kariya, 1995

Source of the materials:

Works (previously exhibited at Art Tower Mito, Japan):

Chalkledge (made of wood)

Baby doll/Bosnia Titles on Red Cloths

US Army Stretcher (Sarajevo)

US Army Bag (UN)

Lotus Sutra (Book cut out)

Holy Bible (Blass edge/Marked)

Koran (Marked Book)

Titled Erasers

Beth Israel School Desk with Chair (additional unit)

2"x3" Painted + Chalk Titled Wood Stud (additional unit)

36"x48" Wall Plan Drawing (marker on the paper)

"STOP THE BLOODY MURDER" Painted Sheet

*Large version of 4 installations was originally installed in 1994, at the Art TowerMito, Ibaraki and Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, under the title “Sign of the times”.