Chanced upon this timeless article from an old Axis magazine quite some time ago, and finally, we have some time to share it with you today …
This hole in a sink is like a substitute player for the drain hole that takes the main role. It watches, bored from the upper deck, with its mouth open, as the heroic act of the leading character is displayed in center stage. Just because it doesn’t actually have to go on stage, it can’t be irritated and close its mouth. To be fully prepared for those unexpected situations, it has to stand by without sleep. That’s why we can’t blame it for yawning, or sighing once in a while. But when someone plugs the drain, the situation changes drastically. Staring at the steadily rising water and feeling like backing off, it has to stand firm for the crucial stage as there’s no substitute for the substitute, and starts gulping while fully prepared to drown if necessary. This is the moment when its unceasing effort finally pays off. Looking at the water flowing into this hole, though, gives us the illusion that the water takes a different route from the drainpipe to be hushed up in a black hole. The key player that saved us from the peril of flooding is now applauded and a small Cinderella story results. Take a snap shot of its proud moment flanked by the faucet and liquid soap dispenser. It now looks like a different “person”.
- Text by Nobuyuki Imai
- Photo by Hisakazu Shimizu
Axis Vol.112 ,December 2004
Divya Ponda, Age 4
Shawna Tay, Age 7
Dominique Huang, Age 4
Chloe Kor, Age 6
Naina Tanaja, Age 4
Choo Jing Xian, Age 10
Arianna Yu, Age 6
Please make some time to visit this exhibition.
The works are beautiful, and most of them will make us adults feel ashamed of ourselves.
On a better note, at least we know that we were once potential artists!
Date: 1st - 20th April 2010
Time: 11am - 7pm
Venue: The Arts House ( free admission)
Organised by: Art Zone
We Sink Ships (WSS) is a collaboration featuring Heidi Kuisma, a Finnish, Glasgow based photographer and Neil Milton, a Scottish photographer, musician and record label owner living in Warsaw in Poland. Together they create and curate online photo exhibitions and present We Sink Ships Radio, a series of weekly podcasts hosted on Radio Magnetic, an online radio station dedicated to quality, underground, independent, alternative music and one of the UK’s top five internet radio stations since it began in early 2001.
We Sink Ships Gallery was born of a desire to showcase and promote work by talented and zealous emerging photographers from around the world. In their selection process for images and now also for poetry, We Sink Ships, being completely self tought themselves, values passion over education and enthusiasm over expensive equipment; you don’t have to be an art school graduate or own the latest camera to be included in one of the exhibitions.
H O K O has been kindly invited to contribute a selection of photos for their latest online photography exhibition titled :
In Transit (1st - 30th April 2010 )
Photographs inspired by travel, movement, transport.
Click on the link to view : http://www.wesinkships.co.uk/