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Reiko Shimizu

Reiko Shimizu

"Beyond the Red Circles"
Japanese artist Reiko Shimizu and Bangladeshi artist Pali Laila was to look for the roots of humanity beyond the crisis of human identity, with the obstruction of the flag and nationality. The red circle and the white and green colors of the flag of Bangladesh and Japan have disappeared there and speak of an open world.
(Rajat Kanti Roy, from Kushtia)


Act 1:

12ft long textile hunging down between Polly and me. On the textile we've painted with our palm red circle from both sides with red paint in our hands. Longing for each others hands, the warmth from both sides of the textile, our palm miss place each others, my face and body ended up covered with red paint that reminded me of our unforgettable past of many suffered. . .


Act 2:

cutting out the red circle from both side together, disappeared the both flags and we found each others in each others arms. Embracing each others is like placing palms together. To embrace is a thousand prayers. ...


Act 3:

Picking up one by one, into the red circle we've gathered with care, all the dead and dried up, spreading around everywhere, stepped on, forgotten, all the roots we embraced into the red circle together rested


visual art