Performance WORDS IN GALLERY
18:30 14 May 1996
Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto
I interviewed a lady who came to see this exhibition at the Gallery Sowaka. I asked her some questions such as:
Why are you here?
How did you come here?
What do you think of this exhibition?
As this performance proceeded, her existence was transformed from an audience towards an individual with a name. The relationship among the site, her, and myself became clarified.
Through this performance, I wanted to question how a gallery is supposed to function. A gallery is often talked about in relation to curators and artists, or works and space. However, I do not think that a gallery is a place to talk about myself. I believe that it is a place which creates a network of people, and that it becomes valuable only when such a network is constructed.