In this exhibition, both artists are showing their interactive installations, intended not just for viewing but also for sensing: through this interaction, the viewer and the artwork are to become one for a moment.
Glancing inside the work, listening to it, touching, climbing, and stepping into it, enables us to truly understand it, and by performing each of these activities we also gain an insight into ourselves.
If you leave your everyday behind and let yourself be fully confronted with this art, a whole range of emotions will arise in you. Once you gaze into the bottomless abyss of Gabriela’s volcano, you may see yourself in the future. And when you enter the space of Masato’s kaleidoscopic work, you may experience a disconcerting doubt as to the reality of your own existence. Then, climbing the wobbly stairs and passing along the bridge, you may have a sense that you are travelling into the afterworld. The feelings and thoughts of exhibition visitors – deep, uncertain and puzzling, both those shared by all and those experienced individually – become, we believe, an integral part of the show, and we hope they will remain in their hearts for a long time.