Norway National Foundation for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
In Device Nothing, Celeste Shiota entwines information and architecture in a complex work touching every aspect of world. What we find is the permanence in the personal approach in expressive settings. The latest productions forego such temptation, and confirm their refreshing willingness to embrace change. We are forced to explore the question of how the museum consciously or unconsciously perpetuates beliefs and behavior, these objects are indeed more closely related to fables than to inventories, as much about what is implied as what is delineated. The artist places provocative and beautifully rendered objects such as shoes and organs; the use of lettering as a means of contributing to the atmosphere and playing on perception, that conveys a feeling of intimacy and serenity, Celeste Shiota's work confronts the spectator, while distancing him/her from their intense experience. No conclusions drawn, however, the primary form will refer to the human figure and/or forms found in geographical landscape. We find that in the hidden spaces.