Haptic Geta by Shuhei Hasado
His studio is decorated with studies for new walls, the artist does not simply use Japaneze culture, but tries to find a new frontier in it. For this project, he decided to make the surface of pairs of get, traditional japanese sandals that are worn barefoot.
Shuhei Hasado has also used the tactile sense in his re-appropriated geta. The moss, wood, and many other textures of the geta cause one to use the sensory nerves on the bottom of their feet. These senses used to be very helpful to primitive man in identifying rich soil, creature population and more about his surroundings.
Hasado says plaster works are “the tracks of water”.
He always feels the existence of water hidden inside the clay and air whenever he is creating his walls. Water runs everywhere on the earth; it engenders life, scenery, climate, all that we see in nature. The artist believes that the works and feelings of the plaster craftsman are very important for this present age.
Clay and water are ubiquitous materials from long long time ago for all human being. But they are so far removed from the lives of people in modern urban cities. To improve the quality of our lies we need to return to at least some of our origins. I feel that Syuhei’s work is universal and will be accepted to people of many different backgrounds.