Consciousness

Installation
2010
Sugar
300×300×150mm

My video work “consciousness” shows that Greek architecture model made of sugar to collapse by a natural change of temperature. In the UK we can find many classical Greek architectural style buildings, which are symbolic of democracy. Takeshi Yoro said that human consciousness evolved the cities that are the cause of environmental issues. It could be claimed, therefore, that human consciousness also evolved the democratic system that has come into conflict with nature. This work indicates how we delude ourselves that we are in control of the natural environment. However, the power of nature is immensely greater than that of man and natural phenomena can destroy our artefacts with consummate ease.