UNTITLED (MOCAP)
YEAR: 2015
MEDIA: BRONZE, ROPE

<<Naotaka Hiro's wall sculpture Untitled (Mocap) (2014) employs a method of self-casting
his body that has been utilized to similar effect in his sculptural works.  Applying
palm-sized pieces of heated wax against the frontal part his body from head to toe, Hiro
maps a path along the body in a series of molds.  Each casted bronze object, 58 pieces
in total, has the body surface imprinted on one side and fingers/palm on the other.
These are linked by a single threaded rope, bundled up, displaced and re-arranged.
The original placements, illustrated in a diagrammatic, figurative drawing is made to
the scale of the artist's body.  >>