“By setting up irrational, non-functional, unproductive and aimless actions, or confusing elements that are completely different from each other, my work tries to blind viewers and urge them to “see” in this state with imagination. This “seeing” occurs on the refracted line between the appearance of things and our act of giving meaning to them. In other words, “seeing” is an act of again, again, again… reinterpreting, of imagining and constantly offering different perspectives on what we are confronted with.”
“By what belief do you accept something as reality or truth? To expose how analysis and judgment function (or not) in a process of belief construction, I introduce the notorious ‘Red Egg Theory’, ‘Red Egg-ism’, ‘Red Egg Mythology’, ‘Red Egg Syndrome’, and ‘The Cult of the Red Egg’. People rely more and more on uncertain information. Information easily crosses the gap of distance and time; the wide range of information available via multiple channels -from celebrity gossip to youth trends, from scientific reports to political matters- appears simultaneously and mingled together. The red egg is a symbol of agitating people’s recognition and desire, causing errors that rewrite the mindset. My work at Daily Practice attempts to show metaphorically how information is being made real”.
Shigeo Arikawa has used Daily Practice as a studio and film studio from January 17, 2022. He has developed an idea that he has had for some time, working towards an exhibition. Playing with the word ‘REWRITE’ as the starting point, the title and guiding form for this exhibition “Red Eggs Were Risks for Introducing Terrible Errors” arose. Bearing in mind the name of this space and the practice of weekly meditations he has transformed it into a place for belief, scepticism and worship.
Shigeo Arikawa (Tokyo, 1982) has been a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2014-2015) and lives and works in Amsterdam.
With thanks to Emre Varlik and Studio KU+.