UNTITLED (THE HISTORY OF FOLDING)

2018

 

silk, handmade washi paper, gold thread and graphite

TEXT FROM THE 4TH DAY OF APRIL, 2018 IN CHIYODA, TOKYO

SILK FROM UNKNOWN DATE (1990's), IN MUNICH, GERMANY

HANDMADE WASHI PAPER FROM THE 10th DAY OF APRIL, IN CHUO, TOKYO

GOLD LEAF THREADED ON WASHI PAPER FROM THE 27TH DAY OF MARCH, 2018 in KAMIGYO-KU, KYOTO

I met my partner through a sublet ad on Craigslist in 2012.

We spent 5 years living and learning together. I left him when I left the US, in 2017. 

On my 3 day in Japan in a pixelated internet call he told me his friend died in front of his eyes.

 

In an instant, a hardened edge turns frail and soft. Our helplessness made me nauseous. Retracing our history I lay awake with chest pain.

 

Someone else held him.