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Typewriter 5: "I am here...", 2012




Miyamori's Typewriter series consisted of five typewriters suspended in resin. The fifth of the series, I am here represents the enigma of the moment that is declared, "I am here." The declaration happens in the present, but that moment becomes the past, and no longer, am I here. Instead, I was once there, in that place in the specific moment. For art, the declaration of "I am here" remains throughout time, after the artist no longer is "here." The typewriter has unwrapped keys of "K" and "O" representing the Japanese word for here, which is koko. The bubbles of the resin were chemical reactions made from the artificial resin against the natural materials covering the typewriter. The original Typewriter series began without resin in 2001, and in 2007 the first resin typewriter, "yes, you can." was made. As the most recent of the series, it was most recently shown in the group show How much do I owe you? curated by Manon Slome at The Clock Tower Building in Queens, New York.

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Charcoal tree rubbing on washi, typewriter, paper, resin | sculpture


14.00 x 14.00 x 11.00 in | 35.56 x 35.56 x 27.94 cm

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