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1000 cranes V2, 2020
「Re」ChangTing GalleryTokyo, Japan
Rolling papers, rolling paper packs, stickers, 2 foil bags
Each foil bag 15 x 20 x 0,3 cm

“1000 cranes” is a series of works created in transitional periods. They are a way to cope with waiting, not having access to equipment, material, or stimuli. Originally based on the Japanese proverb that folding 1000 cranes make a wish come true, or bring happiness, the cranes are reinterpreted. How to wait? How to be productive? How to overcome artist’s block? “1000 cranes” are artistic meditations, hand work, and a way to move to the next chapter. Each version is connected to a personal moment and investigates different adaptations. Whilst refraining from the monumentality of a heavy tradition, “1000 cranes” introduce an intimate point of view on the legend. White, ephemeral, and flexible, they hint at rebirth, persistence, and infinity.  “1000 cranes V2” were folded while anticipating my departure to Tokyo in 2020, and while invigilating an exhibition in Hydra.

Related works: 1000 cranes, 1000 cranes V3