Industrial-visceral 2018-2022.

Exhibited at Nosbaum Reding Projects.

In Industrial-visceral, the artist shows a new series of sculptural arrangements in which she combines common materials such as chrome tubing and wooden boards with household items such as trays, cups and vases. The resulting works are left in a state of limbo between construction and deconstruction, suggesting both presence and absence. While they nod to domestic furniture such as bookcases or clothes rails, the artist’s sculptures are also evocative of museum contexts, adopting an ambiguous role between works on display and systems of presentation. Resonating with Gaston Bachelard’s phenomenological exploration of the house in Poetics of Space (1958), Ikenaga reveals the domestic sphere as a site of visible and hidden experience, intellect and emotion, presentness and memory.

Nosbaum Reding 2021.