“Lie face down on the ground.
Defenseless. Without thinking anything.
What do you feel?
The smell of earth, the smell of grass, the warmth of damp,
and your breath.
Oppressed internal organs.
The project was inspired by “Gotai Tochi” a manner of worship in the Buddhism. Gotai Tochi is for expressing people’s absolute devotion, with lie face down and fully stretches his/hers arms and legs on the ground.
Works of the project was made for things to observe carefully that occurred between a body and ground in way of actually lie face down on the ground. Then, I tried to detect with all of sensory organs everything that I can feel through that act.
Circles of each the works has the exact same diameter as the length from my fingertip to tiptoe when I lie face down on the ground. Lie face down on the ground, you could realize that not only a variety of information from the ground such as hardness and temperature of soil, smell of cut grass, noise of someone’s steps, etc, but also the existence of your body. You ccould feel throbbing heart and vessel, breathing, oppressed organs, blood flowing, etc as a reflection to feel the ground.
The work was made to measure invisible facts between people and the ground, to rediscover the existence of our body.
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