泪壺の涙 / レバノン
tears in tear bottle / Lebanon
water, waste glass bottle, linen strings
“tears in a tear bottle / Lebanon”
Installation ; Lebanon 2019
This artwork is an ongoing series that to run around the world and improvises installation there, then brings the artwork home.
The entry to Beirut Marathon('19) was canceled just before, but I went to Lebanon as planned and did an installation at my stay.
The purpose of this series is to drop water drops from glass bottles brought back from all over the world and connect the traces of water on the floor(water maps) to each other to appear an imaginary topographic map.
Through daily personal morphological analysis, racing participation is also a practice to confirm the outcome at that time point, but it enhances the wholeness of the universe and brings many interaction to the artistic activities.
The title "tears in a tear bottle" was inspired by "Lacrymatory(tear catcher)", but I was able to unexpectedly see the real "Lacrymatory" at the Baalbeck ruins.
A lacrymatory(from the latin, "lacrima"= a tear) is a small vessel of terracotta or, more frequently, of glass, found in Roman and late Greek tombs, and supposed to have been bottles into which mourners dropped their tears. [wiki]
- Beirut -
While staying in Beirut, my course was to go to the mosque square after exploration, and there I stared at serious people protesting against politics.
Diverse races, men and women of all ages, and many street children . .
It is an experience that cannot be described by the word culture shock alone.
- Baalbeck Ruin-
- Palmyra Hotel / Baalbeck -