A Red Life 17-18

A Red Life, 2017-18

Materials:Cotton, Post card
Size:10×14.8×0.3 (cm)

Solo shows : It’s my Red Life, 2017
Group shows : Between, 2019
Photos 01:James A. Holland
Photos 02-04:Ujin Matsuo

In this work, she transforms the time of each day, which is lost only by scratching due to the skin eczema she was born with, into a record of the time and day that is created by scratching. Each day, she scratches a layer of gauze sewn onto a postcard with the same intensity with which she scratches her own body that day. She mails them one by one to her family and friends. She is always ready to scratch, no matter what time of day it is. It is a life’s work that continues even now.


(注1)2019年厚生労働省国民生活基礎調査 第10表