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Saaya Kamita

MA work

Disembodied hands symbolise the liberated spirit, as I see hands as tools that respond to signals from the brain, they break from the physical body and bridge to the dreaming mind. I invite the audience to consider the curious details and strange parallel possibilities in which the part becomes whole and fragmented.

The feeling of the uncanny and humour play an important roll in my work, I believe they appear due to my work consisting of “pairs” or “doubles”, such as,  familiar and unfamiliar, self and doppelgänger, live and ghost, active and passive, inside and outside, functional and nonfunctional, and object and subject. They allow the audience to engage further into their imagination. This sense of “pairs” and “doubles” is also raised through my personal experience of having spent equal time both in Japan and the UK, I often question the influence caused by these two different cultures.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2016

    Specialism

    knit

  • My work sits between art and design, questioning and broadening the potential of knitted textile as a discipline.

     I want people to see the fluidity and diverse possibilities my work can deliver. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art