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The latest work 'A Bridge Too Far' is presented at EXODUS showcase by Young Blood Initiative in Corridor Project space in Amsterdam between 6 and 10 May 2016.

What one can do as an attempt to really understand these situations, although it is doomed to be a failure?

 

Prompted by the comments repeatedly heard in the news footages of the Syrian refugees - “I (or We) have nothing.”, I  present 'A Bridge Too Far,' a 5-day durational performance that is plain experimentation on imagining and understanding.
I am going to stay in the gallery between 6-10 May having nothing other than an iPad and the recharger. There will be some images I recorded in Fukushima in 2012, 2014 and 2015 shown on the monitor.

Together with the images from Fukushima, this piece talks about the impossibility of gaining an understanding of the experiences that one has never experienced her/himself before, just by looking at their images or taking them as mere ʻinformationʼ. Yet, the piece also points out that this impossibility is a reason for the wish or/and desire to communicate with the other, and sows the seed for sympathy and compassion.
 

During the 5 days my experience will be posted on Facebook that people can follow part of his journey. To see the posts, please send a friend request to A Bridge Too Far (performance at Exodus). All the posts will be public from 19 May onwards. (The account is at https://en-gb.facebook.com/people/A-Bridge-Too-Far/100012042063254)

A new work 'A Bridge Too Far' is shown at EXODUS in Amsterdam

and can be followed via FaceBook