©2018 Sachigusa Yasuda

Social Spectrum, 2018, dimension varies, digital photography, embroidery thread 

Social Spectrum uses photos of MOMA gallery as a landscape which include visitors of various races and genders looking at art works produced mostly by white men. The landscapes represent a microcosm of the world we live in by which we have observers/participants dictated as what is considered acceptable and the norm, that which becomes our collective history. The colors I extrude by the yarns, actual colors obtained from the photos, are knitted and suspended with an unstable balance between them. Instead of judging good or bad from the art that is displayed in the gallery, the landscapes I create represent a displacement of human relationships with lines and colors to create an unstable harmony. These above works also refer to the words of German philosopher Walter Benjamin, "Whose history is dedicated to the memory of unknown people."