My performative installation 'make your own bed' is making a questions in of our daily life activities.
Through this projects, we can see very private activity in the public space by using just simple cardboard boxes.
My approach of these investigation is to know what is a relationship between the daily activity and public space by using simple cubic objects, which we can measure the volume of the space we need. The other approach is that we are living in uncertainty in our contemporary life, we have to find a way to feel comfortable as possible in the public space sometime when we have emergency situations. This obviously is the influenced by tsunami 311 in Japan in 2011.
How can we find our own comfortable space in public space?
Most of the time, sleeping on the street is an emergency situation who lost connection to a family or a house. I would like to suggest to make our own bed in public space. People might recognize that this emergency situation will be happened to you sometimes in your life.
The following images are performance event, which can be shared between performers and spectators in public space. Also, to examine the feeling of no-security space with the position of sleeping in public. In contrast to our daily life, architecture gives us security by wall and roof in general...
Make your own Bed
Artistic direction and performing by Shizuka Hariu
version Prague; in collaboration with
as performer :Yun-Ju Chen, Stephan Murer and Marcus Nebe,
as recording images Ronny Traufeller (video) and Sebastian Gundel (photography)
Coordination of the Make your own bed by Torsten Blume; Play Bauhaus.
Produced by PQ2011, Next Theatre workshop.