Jul 31, 2022
In Welcome to the Forum
"The City is Made of People" on the second floor is also a huge photo printed in cyanotype. The photo was taken of a demolished corner of the building, in which the head model of a smiling woman (modeled by Chim↑Pom member Ellie) is placed among the layers of ruins. The title of this work "Cities are job email list made of people" comes from Kabukicho-named urban planner Kooru Ishikawa.  Ishikawa advocates that the people living in the city—their behavior, culture, thinking, and performance—are the main body that achieves the spiritual value of the city. This work uses the abandoned places in the building to allude to every corner of the city that was inevitably forcibly demolished, while the human head model symbolizes the "people" as the main body of the city, and will also be destroyed in the process of the city's demolition. Layers of oppression or oblivion.