1000 cranes V3, 2021
tracing paper on paper thread
1 x 3 x 500 cm
“1000 cranes” is a series of artworks created in transitional periods. They are a way to cope with times of waiting, or of times when I do not have access to equipment, material, or intellectual stimuli. Originally based on the Japanese proverb that folding 1000 cranes makes a wish come true, or brings happiness, the cranes are reinterpreted. How to wait? How to be productive? How to overcome the artist’s block? “1000 cranes” are artistic meditations, manual work, 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.
Installation view of「Re」at ChangTing Gallery, Tokyo, Japan