I discovered new types of sea fish in the deep sea approximately 10000 meters below sea level. I felt the charm and homogeneity of the deep-sea environment and deep-sea fish, and opened a Japanese restaurant called "Kiruya" in the deep sea. The restaurant opens three days a week and I prepare the ingredients during my days off. The main menu of the restaurant is a deep-sea fish called sashimi. I collect the deep-sea fish that live around me and create the ingredients.
Although this absurd narrative is obviously fiction, it is a metaphor for my environment. I feel a sense of homogeneity when I look at the stomachs and chin of the fish that were grown so large for survival in the harsh environment.
I don't think the guest who entered this Japanese restaurant is any different as he has his own personal situations that he is going through.
I identified him with myself and with the deep-sea fish. I treated him with a deep-sea fish, Mukozuke, but the guest must wear the mask I provide.
He is not allowed to eat the food he is given and is only allowed to make visual observations.
This kind of situation creates a contradiction. The audience experiences a “visual intake” of the food that they cannot eat. It is a strategy that gives the customer a taste of a series of experiments related to the physical properties of the sculpture, my thoughts on how to make traditional media, and my interest in combining the media. But I deliberately hide my story through a bizarre epic utilizing the deep-sea restaurant and adjust it to be symbolic.
The “deep sea fish" (sculpture) that appears in the video consists of a sculpture that was completed by a different person. I have identified hunting-gathering with re-casting other people’s work and show my antipathy to the definition of sculpture making. The “deep sea fish” (sculpture) that was hunted-gathered by me (re-casted) was sliced into a thin sashimi, and the thin sashimi was neatly placed on a plate reminds me of a painting on a canvas. I would argue my view of producing sculptures and painting by pseudo act that defines it as a painting.