Fish-Bone-Hanger

2010, Mixed media installation / Video

In a large-scale video projection, I climb onto things like plastic bottles and hammers and then jump down again. I first made a performance in the streets, which I filmed and then replayed through a TV monitor, in front of which are placed everyday items. This was in turn filmed by another camera and projected in realtime. Like a video game, it almost appears as though I am having adventures among the everyday items, although in the original performances filmed in the streets I was actually climbing onto vending machines and hanging from fences. In order to link a life-sized physical sensation and the world inside the video, it was important for me to reveal the structure behind the video, rather than using special effects composited on a computer.

Installation view at the exhibition “MOT Collection: Enter Here – What do you see?,” the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2010