24. March 2022
Variations of an oneironautic sojourn
To sort out my countless thoughts and ideas, the remote residency at the Serlachius Foundation in Mänttä, Finland proves to be the ideal place for me. Here I can develop garments sufficiently stable for the use in performances, and find time to try out new materials and construction methods. Creating the right solutions so that the pieces can withstand the expected demands to be frequent folded and remain flexible, I use the methods of Oneironautic. As I am not trained in the logic of engineering, the tried and tested method of lucid dreaming, a special state of consciousness, helps me to master the obstacles that lie ahead. At the show at the Serlachius residency I present some methods for movement and shelter based on my latest drafts I did this winter. Furthermore some of the exhibited garments serve as templates and prototypes for my upcoming project in Japan, called Pina-Odori. My three month exile in Finland is the first time I can solemnly focus on the creation of wearable sculptures dedicated for a stage. In this sense, my residency here forms also the artistic basis for my overdue reunion with friends and my home in Japan after nearly two years of absence.