Kumiko Shimizu

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Artwork
Anger is Purest Human Emotion of All
Angry House - Models Experimented
Angry House - Big Model Exhibited at UCL Campus
Angry House - Different Angles & Insideout
Angry House - Inside where people could meet and meditate
Kumiko
Shimizu
Artist's Statement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnb_UOTT7n0

My latest project is about emotion. Angry House (A New Method of Architecture Design, Not Computer Generated but Man Generated). This is about the Energy of Anger, with a Mind of Nothingness and the concept that Accident is Sacred. I invite people to throw a 12½kg pack of clay in an expression of anger – making an accidental design as a work of collective energy. The result is beyond individual control and expectation, like a force of nature. I also seek human mechanism in the mechanism of Universe. I consider Anger as being like the Big Bang – high temperature, high density with nowhere to go but explode. Afterwards we decorate the clay with sweets and plasticine animals which the participants have already prepared. Animals as a symbol of Sustainability: animal survival is our survival. This collective design work has now been transformed in another dimension with new computer technology.

Bio/Resume

www.kumiko-shimizu.com

I studied Fine Art in the UK and am now based in London. My work began in the 80’s as self-searching in Nature by making very large scale landscape works in the countryside in the Orkneys, Portugal, Germany & Sweden. I then moved to Urban settings where I used found-objects and derelict or empty buildings, such as the notorious Kray Twins’ House & the Hayward Gallery in London, SchinkelKirche in East Berlin, etc. There followed experiments with figurative work – life size sculptures of well known figures, including Princess Diana after her infamous Panorama Interview. Much of my work is created in public open spaces where random people, students, children become involved in the artwork – completely unplanned. Later I studied for an MSc in Urban Design at UCL, after which my interest focused on making architecture that challenged the element of “Emotion”.