portfolio > Proximity of Syllables (26 images)

Using disparate material and techniques in her installations, Migiwa Orimo focuses on words/texts that are hidden, erased, redacted, or invisible from public view. She has compiled various lists and texts that purport to communicate as they disappear in their indecipherable language. Proximity of Syllables will revisit a number of Orimo’s earlier works re-contextualized in a new series of installations accentuated by engraved punctuation marks that penetrate the walls.

Migiwa Orimo: Proximity of Syllables
February 1-April 7, 2019
Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

In Broad Daylight
(DHS monitoring words/2011)
30 cyanotypes on museum board mat, typewriter corrective ink
Dimensions variable, roughly 50" x 115" overall
2019
In Broad Daylight (detail)
Cyanotypes on museum board mat, typewriter corrective ink
2019
In Broad Daylight (detail)
Cyanotypes on museum board mat, typewriter corrective ink
2019
Absence (#1-9)
9 plaster panels, sumi ink
14" x 11" each
2018
Absence (#1-3)
3 plaster panels, sumi ink
14" x 11"each
2018
Absence (#4-6)
3 plaster panels, sumi ink
14" x 11" each
2018
Absence (#7-9)
3 plaster panels, sumi ink
14" x 11" each
2018
The Report
12 colored plaster panels, ink
15 1/2"x 11" each
2016
The Report (detail)
12 colored plaster panels, ink
15 1/2" x 11" each
2019
Sound Drawings (Harvard Sentences)
1,440 (total) pen and ink on paper and ink-jet print on paper slips, pins (1,296 are displayed here)
6' x 1' overall
2019
Sound Drawings (Harvard Sentences) -detail
Pen and ink on paper and ink-jet print on paper slips, pins
2019
Sound Drawings (Harvard Sentences) -detail
Pen and ink on paper and ink-jet print on paper slips, pins
2019
Greetings (Surveillance)
(72) 4 x 6 inch vintage postcards on museum board mat, white tape
35 1/2" x 58" overall
2018
Greetings (detail)
4x6 inch vintage postcards on museum board mat, white tape
2018
Bird Blind/Port
Ink-jet print
12" x 16" framed
2018
Public Blinds
(12) 4 x 6 inch vintage postcards on museum board mat, white tape
20" x 28" framed
2017
Code
Embroidery floss on linen
40"x17"
2019
Code (detail)
Embroidery floss on linen
2019