Pictures of the Floating World

8mm (Silk)film transfer into HD video, 10’ min. 2017

The installation looks at the cyclical notion of water through the production of silk in Japan and the Prussian Blue Pigment. Two pairs of videos parallel both natural and artificial metamorphosis of silk production. The second pair of videos is based on the scientific transformation of Prussian blue pigment into a medication treating radioactive contamination.

Silk-reeling and spinning inspired me to transform silk thread into analogue film and to elongate the cyclical concept of both silk and water. Pictures of the Floating World, is a digital projection features 8mm blue-silk thread seen under the microscopic lens of the projector. The film vanishes as the silk thread burned while being projected.