oh spring




Olfactory / Site specific installation, Berlin, Germany

A wind brings smell while you are on boat on the lake

Aiko Shimotsuma


The spring of my inspiration is the experience of growing up in a Buddhist temple in Japan. My practice is to observe the latent relationship between the space, physical matter and perceptions as well as the narrative of the space itself from a personal perspective. I choose materials with opposite elements such as liquid and solid, light and shadow, inside and outside, transparent and opaque, material and immaterial. The format of my work is mainly the site-specific installation, which is presented as a metaphorical question, asking how one's imagination can be expanded by direct experience.