Thank you so very much @positivepandemicexperiment for this opportunity to share what’s been going on in all corners of myself, my mind, my heart during this time. ♥️🙏🌈 #Repost
Positive Pandemic Experiment (PPE) features contemporary artist Yoshie Sakai, living and working in Gardena, California
This is not art. Perhaps this is life. I’m not a philosopher nor do I know how to philosophize. My work has always dealt with the personal and social via video and installation. It is about the everyday anxieties and traumas that I am working through, which may at times or a lot of times present itself as outwardly humorous but inwardly, for a lack of better words, sad. During this pandemic, I find myself hardly fluctuating even from points of pleasurable productivity to despair. Honestly, not to be too dramatic, but yes, dramatic, I found and find myself mostly lost, unfocused, hopeless, and definitely, fearful of what everyone calls the “new normal”. But on May 15th, where I felt the lowest of “lows”, I came upon some rest and peace in escaping from my hoarder home = installation storage, for which I am at fault, where I sleep on my couch daily and not on a bed. I don’t want to play victim, as I am far from it, beyond fortunate and privileged to have a roof over my head and live in a place where I can run to my green garage, my studio, to find some respite from my irrational and insecure runaway thoughts. I am a creator of environments and this is my modest space for rest and reflection, albeit, a little cramped, but nevertheless “a room of [my] own”. Connecting. Thinking. Writing. Reading. Creating. And yes, Doing Taxes.
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