Solo exhibition; Raum 58; Munich, Germany. 2006
The audience is invited to recall their most important memory, take a deep breath, and exhale through a straw to me as I inhale their breath. Lungs filled with the breath of another person’s memory, I blow fragile bubbles with the straw tipped with a sticky, elasticy gum (a classic child’s toy called Chika Balloon in Japan, and Magic Balloon in the West). The bubbles are either allowed to be carried off by the breeze, or given back to the breath-donors to do with them as they please. The heaviness and solidity of a memory kept close to the heart is shared with a stranger, and then transformed into a delicate bubble.
photos by: Stephanie Senge
"12th NIPAF 2005"; Hidamari Haus; Nagoya, Japan. 2005
photos by: Hayashi Hiromi and Zhou Bin