POETICCURIOSITY
BUILDING A BREATH / PLANT THE CITY
Installation
2014-

Aonuma Yusuke

Aonuma developed his earlier work 'Building A Breath' and created a group of buildings of 1-15 stories by using dandelion fluffs for their structures. The buildings create urban scenery where the birth and decay of dandelions reflect the construction and deconstruction of the buildings. The use of more than 10,000 dandelion seeds enabled the expression of an urban city beyond showing a mere structure of a single building.

Cities undergo constant renewal. Those cityscapes change with time, and have always brought changes to the time we spend and the places we spend it in. But no land was ever created to become a city. A city is the result of an expansion that happens with repeated construction and demolition of buildings. I planted the fluff from dandelions to express this constant renewal. Tiny, delicate buildings fervently stand up, and eventually become a city. Even if they fall down, they can be reborn if someone replants them. Cities do not belong to any one person, they constantly renew themselves with time.

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