Cambrian Explosion

2016 single channel video with sound, 2min.35sec.


A video work based on a mermaid’s story.
The artwork is in the fashion of a music video featuring a romantic song in which a mermaid dreams of becoming a human and walking with two legs on the land. In the video, the mermaid (played by Takata) sings the song whilst she cuts her fish tail in half in order to create legs.
Red blood pours out from the tail. The blood consists of red beads, and their sparkly splatter fills the screen.