NOWHERELAND: The Paris Human Flesh Incident
Installation at Blindside ARI, 2009
Plastic food, CCTV spy cameras, monitors, video switcher, DVD video, furniture, photographs, vinyl, audio. Dimensions variable. Audio by Dan West. Sagawa/Hartevelt videography by Jessie Scott.

NOWHERELAND – the Paris Human Flesh Incident, was a cross-media installation exploring the story of Issei Sagawa, Japanese cannibal and minor celebrity. Combining video, installation, plastic food and surveillance technology, NOWHERELAND was a sensory study of extreme East-West cultural displacement. NOWHERELAND transformed Gallery 2 of Blindside Artist Run Space into a Parisian bedsit, a re-imagined true crime scene of what the Japanese call Pari jinniku jiken or The Paris Human Flesh Incident.

Essay by Emma McRae (writer and curator). Something I wrote for Artlink here.

Video documentation of installation at Blindside, 2009.

Nowhereland installation view Photo by Selina Ou 2009

Nowhereland installation view Photo by Selina Ou 2009

Installation detail Photo by Selina Ou 2009

Bookshelf installation view Photo by Selina Ou 2009

Installation detail Photo by Selina Ou 2009

Eiffel tower detail Photo by Selina Ou 2009

Suitcase detail Photo by Selina Ou 2009

Desk Installation view Photo by Selina Ou 2009

CCTV monitor detail Photo by Selina Ou 2009

Viewer on monitor detail Photo by Selina Ou

Spilled wine detail Photo by Selina Ou 2009