Ceramics A to Z
いそがや i スペース、東京
inhabitant on the boundary
2013,installation view/documentary movie (08:42),maps
I realized a sink has no purpose without a water system. So I researched the sewer line from Gallery Isogaya i-space to the Shibaura Water Treatment Plant in Tokyo, where the sewage from the gallery is cleaned and sent back to the river.
In 2013, I wore the kitchen sink and walked 4.5km following the hidden sewer line to make this documentary film. A man I met at a cafe during that walk said, “the sink is the boundary between clean water and sewage.” His comment inspired me. I then naturally began to murmur, “I am the boundary between clean water and sewage.”
I can’t live without water as my body is composed of 60% water. Wherever I walked with the mobile kitchen sink, I could create a dialogue with people who have different cultural backgrounds.
inhabitant on the boundary、8分42秒（2013）
Venue Photo: Shiigi shizune
Video shooting: Yastake Nobuo