Longing for your voice

かつて飲食店だった場所での展示

人工毛

Dimensions variable

Ueno shopping district, Tokyo

2016.09

This exhibition was held with the cooperation of the Ueno Shotenkai (Ueno Chuo Dori Shopping Street Association), using a retail space that used to be a restaurant.
The space was vacated, leaving behind a collection of beverages, Instax photos, and photos from Purikura photo booths, all of which left behind a clear outline of the people who used the space, the conversations that took place there, and the relationships that were formed. By displaying artificial hair at the height of a person's head, the artist attempted to capture the raw liveliness of a person and its breath and somehow bring it back to the present.

上野商店会のご協力のもと行われたかつて飲食店であったテナントを使った展示。
この場所は飲みかけの飲料やチェキ、プリクラなどが貼られたまま明け渡され、利用者やそこで起きていた会話、関係の構築などの輪郭をまざまざと残していた。人工毛を人の頭部の高さへ展示することで、生々しい人の息遣いを掴み現在へどうにか取り戻す試み。

Photo: Artist