the airing project
_the airing project
is an ongoing project in which Mariko Hori install small objects all over the cities.
The unexpected objects provide the viewer with a sudden and refreshing moment.
For example, when birds fly away simultaneously all of a sudden from a place they are
perched on, it is like your mind becomes empty and thoughts stop for a moment and for
that instant you become a new person. At that point the world looks completely different
from the previous second.
I also call this moment ‘ the extraordinary moment lurking in details of the ordinary‘.
I think this experience is similar to when one encounters a profound or amazing work of
art. These experiences could be linked to the eureka! moment of experience and they can
help us to gain insight into the nature of inspiration. And through such experience, you
begin to think of the world from another perspective, and this in turn may influence and
ultimately change the world. To that end, I have been trying to depict special moments
in our daily lives.