LONDON, UK.- The Serpentine Gallery presents Tomoko Takahashi, through 10 April 2005. Tomoko Takahashi’s sculptural installations strike a delicate balance between chaos and order. She uses an array of found objects and discarded materials, subjecting them to her own complex set of organizing principles. Takahashi spends weeks on site during the making of these installations, and the finished works are often punctuated with references to the time and labour involved. This emphasis on the construction processes that are usually hidden or kept out of the public eye is central to Takahashi’s work.
For her first major exhibition in the United Kingdom since she was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000, Takahashi has been commissioned by the Serpentine to make a new work that comprises a series of distinct environments throughout the Gallery. Incorporating a variety of surprising materials, including moving and sound elements, Takahashi's installation, entitled My Play-station at Serpentine 2005, will explore her ongoing interest in ordering systems and structures, focusing in particular on her fascination with games and their rules. Toys and games will feature throughout the installation, along with more than 7,600 objects and domestic machines that Takahashi has collected.