Eiji Moribe

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4WD Nature Turbo 2005

A project of a horse of four-wheel drive visits the gas stations. A blanket worn by the horse exhibits horse’s instincts and trust for humans, a woman who controls the whole on the horse blanket, curved lines and warm colours representing transportation imagined from wheels. Humans and horses can build deep trusting relationship over time. It is delicate and easily be disrupted at an instant in vice versa. Riding a horse takes high concentration, and harnesses and horse blankets help strengthen the much needed communication. Visiting a gas station with a horse as a 4WD vehicle is a straight-forward performance to investigate the usage of energy in human society, on a living animal.

Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1978, and graduated from Nagoya University of Arts(sculpture). After a student exchange program in the United Kingdom, worked as an assistant in Rome, Italy. After returning to Japan in 2001, Moribe worked as an instructor, a trainer and a planner in a riding club of Gotemba for five years. Started creating works of horses and horse bugs as motifs. In 2002 he started the production of objects, paintings, performance art and installations involving actual horses. Curerntly left the club behind, Moribe experiments in works in two and three-dimensional, and calls it HORSE ART PROJECT, and holds exhibitions in Aichi area.