Mari Omori at dawn and dusk

November 21, 2014 – January 10, 2015 Project Space Gallery

at dawn and dusk is a two-room installation with videos, still photographs, objects and sounds exploring the notions of the artist’s memory and identity as a Japanese-American artist, and the reconstruction of her past.  The installation weaves pieces of post-war Japanese history and my vivid childhood memories of that particular time period. The installation serves as an apparatus, a laboratory, to test ideas for self-discovery and self-realization.  For the viewer, the work is a window into an unfamiliar world which prompts questioning and contemplation.