absence, 2023
Cement, Paper, Salt, Transparent wire, Plaster, dried Blueberry plants
Platform in Vaasa, Finland.

Death comes equally to every living being. When one’s soul is departed, the body is just a substance. When the body is gone, what remains?

Using items such as salt and casket, Yamamoto explores her view of facing loss. Inspired by the death of her own family members and the ceremonial activities, the artist transforms Platform to a ceremonial space for those who are no longer with us.

For Night of the Arts the artist invites visitors to participate the installation by pouring the salt to the paper cones.

© yui yamamoto 2023