A towering expanse of pink thread, a model new arrange by Chiharu Shiota (previously) suspends 10,000 letters inside the nave of Berlin’s König Galerie, a Brutalist-style home located in the former St. Agnes church. The immersive growth runs floor to ceiling and is awash with notes from people spherical the world who share their objectives following a really devastating 12 months. Aptly named “I hope…,” the large-scale problem hangs two wire boats that appear to float upward at its coronary heart, evoking journey into an unknown future.
For this collaborative arrange, the Japanese artist, who’s lived in Berlin for the remaining twenty years, attracts on the similar piece from 2015 titled “The Key in the Hand.” That earlier work equally makes use of gathered objects and good pink thread, although it trapped 50,000 keys in an on-line that swelled from a picket boat. On this iteration, nonetheless, Shiota lets the strands fall loosely and connects them to paper notes, leaving the specific individual elements open to movement and alter.
“I hope…” is on view by way of March 21, and there’s a video tour of the staggering problem ought to you may’t see it in-person. Observe Shiota on Instagram to keep up up alongside together with her sweeping installations that weave frequent objects into big networks of fiber. (by designboom)
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