Aki Sasamoto Yield Point

By Xiaoyu Weng

Aki Sasamoto, Yield Point, 2017, installation view. Image: Jason Mandella

The Kitchen, New York, 6 April – 13 MayA video projection shows a small strip of plastic inserted into a tensile testing machine. The plastic is stretched, slowly, until it snaps apart. The viewing experience of Trash Bag Tensile Test (2017) is interrupted from time to time by a series of sharp breaking sounds coming from the opposite end of the gallery. Spreading horizontally to cover another entire wall, the video Flex Test – Steel, Tensile Test – Steel/Brass (2017)…

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