Salt Project, "Returned to Sea"

I perform a project "Return to Sea" on the last day of the exhibition. I and the assenter of this project return the salt which is the material of the work to the sea after the exhibition end. The photograph which appeared in here was photographed by an assenter, and it was sent back by an E-mail.

"The form as the work disappears. However, this salt dissolves in seawater and will support the life of various creatures. Possibly the opportunity when we eat it may come. Of course it is the best joy for me if it can meet again as material of the works."

This procject's Movie
This video documents the dismantling of the installation at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the ceremonious return to the sea.
(Director & Producer: Dave Brown / 1'43")
This movie will help your understanding. The project is introduced in the latter half of the movie. It is from 9 minutes 45 seconds to 11 minutes.
"Return to the Sea" 2012 in Los Angeles
Solo Exhibition: 「Return to the Sea」 / Laband Art Gallery / Los Angeles
Performance at the Beach by Shin Kanarazu Daiko - LMU's Taiko drum team.
"Return to the Sea" 2012 in Charleston
Solo Exhibition: 「Return to the Sea」 / Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art / Charleston

Salt Project, "Returned to Sea"
Between Japan and Charleston, we relayed the real time by Skype.

Photo by Brayn Allien Damage, FACEBOOK ALBUM
Photo by Kathleen Saunders
The process of the project. (1'43")
"FOREST OF BEYOND" 2012 in Hakone
[Forest of Beyond]
Solo Exhibition ; To the White Forest, Hakone, Japan / March 11, 2012

Return to the Sea, project's Movie in Hakone. (4'52" / Japanese)
"FLOATING GARDEN " 2010 in Marseilles
[Floathing Garden]
Art-O-Rama: Marseilles, France / September 19, 2010

"LABYRINTH" 2010 in Cologne
Solo Exhibition: Salz / Kunst-Station St. Peter Cologne , Germany / June 6, 2010

"FLOATING GARDEN " 2010 in Kyoto
[Floating Garden]
Solo Exhibition: Floating Garden / eN-arts / May 15, 2010

"LABYRINTH " 2010 in Tokyo
MOT ANNUAL 2010 / Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo / April 11, 2010

"LABYRINTH" 2009 in Paris
Solo Exhibition: Labyrinth / L MD Gallery, Paris, France / Janurary, 2010

"LABYRINTH" 2009 in Hamburg
Solo Exhibition: Labyrinth / Grosse Bleichen 34, Hamburg, Germany/ 28 November, 2009

"TO REMEMBRANCE " 2009 in Kanazawa, Japan
[To Remembrance]
Konichi - Soy sauce factory / Ishikawa, Japan / 28 November, 2009

"100 LABYRINTHS" 2009 in Kanazawa, Japan

Hundred Stories about Love
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
30 August, 2009

"SAKURA" 2009 in Kanazawa, Japan
Togo Murano x Motoi Yamamoto / Kanazawa Art Gummi
, JAPAN / 14 July, 2009

"LABYRINTH" 2006 in U.S.A.
To Folly Beach, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Force of Nature / Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston
, U.S.A., 2006
"LABYRINTH" 2006 in U.S.A.

To Folly Beach, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Force of Nature / Van/Smith Gallery, Davidson College, North Carolina, U.S.A., 2006