Mach 1

Mach 1
2019
bullets, glass, film, and corduroy steel
66 x 74 x 1in
I showed this piece in Sennyu Temple in Kyoto. Along with its Zen garden, the temple
is known for being the burial place of old emperors. The contrast of the peaceful Zen temple and the impact of the bullets in the folding screen at first provokes a disconnect, but as a whole it creates a visual and conceptual harmony. This harmony is expressed in the monotone colors and minimal shapes, as well as in the sense of perishing embodied in the bullets and corduroy steel frame.
Mach 1 signifies the speed of the bullets.