Keita Mori is a Japanese artist based in Paris, France, whose intricate thread-scapes have been exhibited at the National Art Center Tokyo, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and more. Each of his artworks have a unique aesthetic achieved by gluing cotton or silk thread onto walls, paper, and other surfaces. The result is a vast network of strings that look like complex blueprints. We spoke to Keita about his (surprisingly quick) process and how at the heart of his work’s complexity is the notion of embracing error—that nothing is perfect and machines and structures, like humans, are fallible.
“I’m trying to make work that doesn’t only have one meaning, or only make sense in one way.”