Slow Force, 2018, silk, wool, natural dyes, wood, ink, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant dyes on silk and fruit dye on wool, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, detail: plant (eucalyptus and casuarina) dyes on silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, fruit (avocado) dye on Merino wool, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, silk, wool, natural dyes, wood, ink, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant (casuarina) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, detail: plant (casuarina) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, Merino wool, wood, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, silk, wool, natural dyes, wood, ink, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant (eucalyptus and casuarina) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant (eucalyptus and casuarina) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, detail: plant (casuarina) dyes on silk organza, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant dyes, ink, silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, detail: plant (tannin) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, silk, wool, natural dyes, wood, ink, acrylic, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant (casuarina) dyes on seedy silk and Merino wool, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, detail: plant (casuarina) dyes on seedy silk and Merino wool, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant (casuarina) dyes on seedy silk and silk organza, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, detail: plant (tannin) dyes, ink and acrylic on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, silk, wool, natural dyes, ink, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, detail: fruit (avocado) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, Merino wool, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant (eucalyptus and casuarina) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, detail: plant (eucalyptus and casuarina) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant (eucalyptus and casuarina) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, detail: plant (eucalyptus and casuarina) dyes on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force, 2018, plant (eucalyptus and casuarina) dyes and ink on seedy silk, Gallery BE, Art and Design Center, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.

Slow Force

Slow Force is a mixed media installation developed collaboratively by Agnieszka Golda and Martin
Johnson. The exhibition brings together diverse strands of art practices including textiles,
sculpture and painting. It draws on Golda’s and Johnson’s field studies in Arimatsu, Japan and Mt
Keira, Australia to explore the connections between the human and non-human worlds. In this
exhibition ‘slow making processes’ including natural dyeing, shibori techniques, needle felting, and
hand carving, stenciling and painting are combined with natural materials such as Australian native
plant dyes, silk, wool and wood to highlight ecologically sustainable practices as a response to
current global ecological challenges.

「スローフォース」アーティスト・ステイトメント

「スローフォース」は,アグニエスカ・ゴルダとマーチン・ジョンソンが,協働で展開してきたミクストメ
ディア・インスタレーションです。この展覧会は,テキスタイル,彫刻,絵画といった,多様なアート活動
の要素を撚ってできています。二人は,日本の有松と,オーストラリアのマウントケイラにおける現地調査
に基づき,人類と,人類以外の世界のつながりを描き出しています。この展覧会では,「ゆっくりとつくって
いくプロセス」,例えば,天然染色,絞り,ニードルフェルト,手彫り,ステンシル,そしてペインティン
グといった技法を,オーストラリアの自生植物を使った染料,シルク,ウールや木といった自然素材と組み
合わせることで,環境的に持続可能な営みを強調し,現在,地球上にひろがる環境問題に対する返答として
います。
──茂登山清文・早川知江 訳