A towering expanse of crimson thread, a brand new set up by Chiharu Shiota (previously) suspends 10,000 letters inside the nave of Berlin’s König Galerie, a Brutalist-style area situated within the former St. Agnes church. The immersive building runs flooring to ceiling and is awash with notes from folks around the globe who share their desires following a very devastating 12 months. Aptly named “I hope…,” the large-scale venture hangs two wire boats that seem to drift upward at its middle, evoking journey into an unknown future.
For this collaborative set up, the Japanese artist, who’s lived in Berlin for the final twenty years, attracts on the same piece from 2015 titled “The Key in the Hand.” That earlier work equally makes use of gathered objects and brilliant crimson thread, though it trapped 50,000 keys in an internet that swelled from a picket boat. On this iteration, nevertheless, Shiota lets the strands fall loosely and connects them to paper notes, leaving the person components open to motion and alter.
“I hope…” is on view by means of March 21, and there’s a video tour of the staggering venture should you can’t see it in-person. Observe Shiota on Instagram to maintain up along with her sweeping installations that weave frequent objects into huge networks of fiber. (through designboom)
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