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INSIDE BURGER COLLECTION

Motohiko Odani

The Transforming and Evolving Body – Aesthetics of Imbalance

BY REIKO TSUBAKI

Motohiko Odani was born in 1972 in Kyoto, where he was raised, and since studying sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts, he has been actively creating works in such diverse media as photography, video, sculpture and illustration.

As demonstrated in his works Phantom Limb (1997) and Fingerspanner (1998), a primary characteristic of Odani's practice is his focus on the motif of bodily transformation—physical modifications, the loss of body parts—as well as the mental and emotional reactions to such changes, including fear, anxiety…

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