‘Other Side’ is a fascinating thread installation with five doors in which it must feel like you’re in a huge spiderweb. It deals with the boundaries between the worlds, which are symbolized by the installed doors and windows. The artist Chiharu Shiota is born in 1972 in Osaka, Japan and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She is fascinated by the idea that you’ll develop a completely different view by crossing these imaginary lines. Also she transfers this idea into her personal situation in which she lives as Japanese in Germany and tries to balance these two cultures every day. At this time it’s on display in Towner, Eastbourne UK.
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