KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Künstler

Kanako Hayashi

Japan

Practice for water dance, 2016, Video, 4 min

In her performative driven work, Kanako Hayashi gathers historical traces and fragments of memory in urban space by intervening directly with architecture and space through actions and setups in an attempt to render visible the invisible. Hayashi`s practice is marked by intense training experience in competitive swimming and synchronized swimming during her teenage years. The experience underwater has led her to observe the world from a singular perspective, to develop a physical sense of being within restricted conditions and to nurture creativity within these boundaries.