Ontlogical Snip (2015)

Co-production: Tomoya Ishibashi

Cooperation: Satomi Nakura, Sentaro Miki, Nozomi Iimori

Material: Work plan, picture frame, string, thumbtack, apple, colored contact lens, petri dish, cut flower, etc.

What is the process of thinking when creating a work? Also, what is the process of thinking when experiencing a work? And what exactly is the relationship between producing, appreciating, analyzing, and criticizing a work? There seems to be an insurmountable boundary between them, and there is also inseparable ambiguity. This work is an attempt to reconstruct the work based on the results of a questionnaire survey conducted using the impression of the art work as a clue to "words". This work was produced in conjunction with the exhibition "Ontological Snip Exhibition" (Tokyo, February 11-22, 2015), which was jointly planned by the artist and critics, with the aim of questioning the artist's character and appreciation. It was. We asked writers and critics to write their impressions of free writing on the plans (4 works by 4 writers) of the works to be exhibited at this exhibition, which were made several months before the exhibition. Characteristic words were taken out from them and a word list was created. Ask writers and critics to answer a questionnaire on the impression survey of works based on the word list. The results of this questionnaire were analyzed by network, and the words were recreated after receiving the hierarchical word groups.
 
Production procedure:

1. Prepare a work plan for this exhibition (4 works by 4 artists)
 
2. Write the impression of free description of about 100 to 300 characters on the work plan (4 writers + 1 critic) × 4 impressions of the work = 20 impressions in total
 
3. Ishibashi and Saito extract characteristic words from their free-form impressions and create a word list.

4. Conduct a questionnaire on the impression of the work based on the word list
 
5. Analyze the questionnaire results by a method called formal concept analysis, and graph the relationship between the work and the word.
 
6. Each node in the graph means multiple words. Ishibashi and Saito will produce 7 ready-made works associated with these words and place them at each node.