Based on the interviews conducted by Iwai for one month in Tokachi,
he will report on his activities and introduce his plan for the
work. Please enjoy the Demeter atmosphere prior to the exhibition!
following were interview contents:
Shigeaki Iwai visited Obihiro for one month from the end of January
2002. He researched and collected materials for his work. He advertised
for interviewees who can speak on their images of snow.
the keyword, Snow of Tokachi, Iwai interviewed the
people of Tokachi on their images of Tokachi. The recorded works
will be used in his sound installation, resembling falling snow.
Interviewees received thirty questions on snow from Iwai, such
as: color of snow, what snow teaches you,
what snow takes away from you. Later, in the interviews,
they answered all the questions on the sheet and the artist recorded
their voices. They read the prepared answers or spontaneously
answered the questions there. Iwai asked, Please let me
know the images of snow through your work, Tokachi, and your situations.
He asked for sixty people of any age, sex, work, and nationalities
who live in Tokachi.