Walking around the site of my exhibition, I pick up many kinds of things. Some of them are natural things like leaves, soil, stones, etc., and the others are wasted things like plastics, wood, etc. They can be called a kind of メmemory chipsモ which contain the nature of the area and the time lives of the people living in the area.
I put them into regularly arranged flowerpots and cover the pots with perforated boards. The pot can be a small environment (micro cosmos), which holds memory chips in it. And it is the counterpart of the space of our everyday lives (macro space).
At each spot where an object is collected, a white vinyl sheet, which is similarly perforated, is placed. Then various marks are put on each sheet. These marks are related to the position of the cover of the flowerpot.
As they walk about the exhibit site, viewers see those inconspicuously placed vinyl sheets, and try to look inside the covered pots through the holes, and then they are to be stimulated to think about their environment.
There is no special meaning in the form of the holes. The form functions as a neutral sign (in other words, it is a kind of "filter of perception") which gives us a chance to look at the world around us more carefully with a flesh mind, and feel it and speculate about it.

(From the catalogue of Tamagawa Open-Air Exhibition)

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