Kesennuma


Arrived in the city of Kesennuma in the north of Japan that was completely wiped out by a tsunami on 11th March 2011. I used a collection of my collaborator Shiro Masuyama's mother's years of saved ribbons. I made an intervention using the wind around space that was houses before the tsunami happened. I let the coloured ribbons drift with the wind and find a space to rest on the ground. I let them drift with the wind. I watched the movement and observed how the space and ribbon, as material, communicated. Later I re-found the lost ribbons and collected them up from the ground. I saw debris of cups, plates, vases, keys; signs of family, loss and memory. That is why I titled this piece 'Lost & Found'.

 

Sun 18 Dec 2011