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The Space Between: Exploring Shigeko Kubota’s SoHo SoAp/ Rain Damage and Yoko Ono’s Sky TV in Third Space


Shigeko Kubota and Yoko Ono are two Japanese diasporic artists that use video art to engage with the natural world. Kubota’s Soho SoAp/Rain Damage (1985) and Ono’s Sky TV (1966) utilize elemental properties to create video landscapes that derive from both the topographical earth as well as their personal narratives. Using third space theory and the third mind construct, I examine the ways in which these transnational artists embrace nature in order to create transcendent spaces within their respective artworks.

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