Wood, rope, paper, light, steal
Roppongi Art Night
I collected thousands of receipts from different shops in Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama and installed it in the Hibino ship for the 24-hour project, Roppongi Art Night. The ship was the base of the paper installation that invites people to tie their own receipts in an omukuji-style knot. Omokuji are random fortunes written on strips of paper at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan. Literally "sacred lot", these are usually received by making a small offering (generally a five-yen coin as it is considered good luck) and randomly choosing one from a box, hoping for the resulting fortune to be good. When the prediction is bad, it is a custom to fold up the strip of paper and attach it to a pine tree or a wall of metal wires alongside other bad fortunes in the temple or shrine grounds.
For "Shipments" the idea crosses between religion, consumerism, economy and trade. A “ship of affinities” to make us keenly aware of how we ourselves and all our “baggage” are interconnected with everything else in the world.
Curated by Nozomu Ogawa
Director: Katsuhiko Hibino
Ink on graph paper