KATAGAI Hazuki

Accessories for Wearing Emotions
Head Accessory of Tears

hazuki katagai  Accessories for Wearing Emotions

“Accessories for Wearing Emotions”
(Kanjyou Tenshin Soushingu)
Materials: paper,wire,motor,screw,etc/Size: Variable/Form: Installation

I have heard somewhere that it is not yet fully understood why people shed tears.
We shed tears when feeling sad, moved, sometimes happy.
I do even when feeling angry.

We cannot control our emotions.
They sometimes cannot be stopped from overflowing to the outside even before we internally register them although they should exist within and surely derive from the inside of us.
It is as if they do not even pass through our brain – As if it is an involuntary action,
like in sports, where the body moves before we tell it to.

However, what would happen when we trace the process in reverse?

I tried to make it work from the outside in.
(Like, we sometimes pretend to be okay with an unwilling smile.)

I want to see what would happen on the inside of us if we “wear” emotions on the outside.

Hazuki Katagai

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source: hazukikatagai
感情を身にまとうための装身具」をテーマとし、身につけることで、泣く・笑う・怒るなどの
様々な「感情」を表現することができる装身具型ガジェット。計21種類。
自分では制御しきれない感情を、これらの装身具を装着することで自由自在に表現することができる。

なぜ人が涙を流すのかは、まだ医学的に解明されていないと聞いたことがある。
人は悲しいときに涙を流し、せつないときや、うれしいときにも涙を流し、
私は、怒りを感じたときにも涙が出ることがある。

感情は制御できない。
自分の内面にあって、自分から自発的に発生しているはずなのに、
ときに、感情は考えるよりも先に流れ出る。
まるで脳を通過していないかのように。
先に体が動く感じ。
スポーツと似て、考えるよりも先に体が動くのだろう。

では、その流れの逆をたどると何が起きる?
外面から、内面へ作用させてみる。
無理に作った笑顔で、
なんとなく、だいじょうぶだ、と思えるような。

感情を自分で作って、
身にまとうことが、
自分の内面に何をもたらすのだろうか。
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Hazuki Katagai
Born in Kanagawa/Japan

■Educational Background
2010  Master of Design/Musashino Art University (Tokyo/Japan)
2008  Bachelor of Design/Musashino Art University (Tokyo/Japan) /Department of Scenography, Display & Fashion Design.
■Employment History
April 2010 – May 2014
Nintendo Co.,Ltd. (Kyoto/Japan)
as Game Planner for Developing games, Writing scripts, Designing game course etc.
■Selected Works
2015 Tokyo Wonder Wall 2015/Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2015 Hazuki Katagai Exhibition/Installation/Grill Gallery/Tokyo
2010 “Machines of putting in & out a memory” (Kioku Ryudou Souten Kitto)Installation/gallery of Musasino art Univ/Tokyo
2008 “Machines of making weather” (Shintai Tentai Unkouki)/Installation/gallery of Musasino art Univ/Tokyo
“Musical Flower”(Gakki Syokubutu Hakase No Heya)/Installation/Tachikawa-Takashimaya/Tokyo
2007 ”Twilight”/Group Exhibition “AZOT”/Installation/MAU/Tokyo
2006 ”Clothes on the paper”/Group Exhibition “DeepShock”/Installation/Tokyo
    “CUT”/Fashion Show “Cheap Chick”/Installation/MAU/Tokyo
■Artist in Studio
2015 Kyoto Art Center/Kyoto
■Magazines & Issues
2013 KUUDE PASSPORT(Interview)/Musashino Art University/Musashino Art University/Tokyo
2008 Kyutai vol.3/Edited by Humio Tachibana/Published by Yoshimoto Wani Books/Tokyo
2007 TAKEO DESK DIARY/ Published by TAKEO Co.,Ltd. /Tokyo
■Commission
2009 Stage Objects in Graduation Ceremony/Musashino Art University/Tokyo
■Projects
2007 Konkuk University & Musashino Art Uviv Exchange Training/Konkuk University/Training/Korea
2006 Macbeth (Shakespeare)/Officially supported by Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs/Stage Costume/India and Romania
■Awards
2015 “The 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Selections” Entertainment Division Jury Selections/The 19th Japan Media Arts Festival
2015 “Tokyo Wonder Wall Award” /TOKYO WONDER WALL 2015
2015 “The juries of TOKYO WONDER WALL 2015”from Mr. Koji Yamamura/TOKYO WONDER WALL 2015
2008 Mistubayasi-Ryotaro Prize/Musashino Art University/Tokyo