Kamen Stoyanov

Impossible Message

video 17:50min, text and drawing on the wall, 2010-2012

 

Seiji Inamine has been speaking his messages every week for the last ten years in the city of Nagoya. I was the first one who dared to talk to him. I asked him to perform his speech on a "stage“- scale wodeled balcony in one of the exhibition venues of the Aichi Triennial. He agreed under the condition to show the video in Europe. The director of the Triennial was scared of Inamine and of his presence at the exhibition therefore he and the chief curators met

him in a coffe shop before the shooting. It was unusual expirience also for me that they were present during the shooting hiding themselves behind the corner in the cold space.

 

 

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exhibition view: Jesuiten Foyer Vienna