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The installation extended seamlessly from the external to the internal spaces on the ground floors.  The displaced things gave rise to a new terrain , fundamentally altering our relationship with the surroundings. The journey commenced at the front coral garden, ascended onto the 'engawa,' and traversed into the interior, where four tatami were intentionally removed to facilitate the integration of the drifted materials. Discarded, lost, displaced, and drifted objects could be traced back to their port of origin in China, unveiling a narrative of regional mapping and interconnectedness.

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Yukari also made use of, the clay gathered from the back garden to imprint leaves and coral fragments. A wasp seized some of the clay, constructing a nest on the studio window. Throughout Yukari's presentation, the melodic crooning of the neighbouring frogs echoed within the room.Hence, the exhibition site and the artist's studio evolved into a 'habitat,' where artworks seamlessly integrated into the ecosystem of the exhibition site.

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Yukari Kaihori is an artist with Japanese heritage currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand where she works on a Doctoral degree at Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland. Her work mainly concerns ideas of the More-than-Human-World and the immediacy of mundane places. 


Recent exhibitions include The Quiet Place at Meanwhile, Te Whanganui-a-Tara in 2022, In Searching for Deities at RM Gallery, and After Nature, Follow Where the Rain Goes at Elam School of Fine Arts, both in Tāmaki Makaurau 2021. She has exhibited her works in the UK, Japan and New Zealand.



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