God of the Day, 2015
ice, a plastic bottle, tank, plastic tube, steel frame, freezer
'God of the Day' conveys the material merging of difference. Inside a vitrine, ice-cast gods (Virgin Mary, Buddha, Anubis, Ares and Ganesha) melt and become one over the course of the day, their elemental and ideological contents amassing in a single bottle. At the daily closing of the exhibit, the water collected is poured back into the molds of each god, refrozen, and the figures are put back into the vitrine again at the opening of next day. Erasure of difference is expressed through the melting of representation into abstraction and vice versa.
Installation view, The Museum of Nagoya University of the Art, Aichi, 2015