FatMan (folded) 2012

 

 

 

kimono, foam, wood, hair, ink, baisen mordant dye
5′ x 5′ x 10′ (height)
The actual size of Fat Man, A-bomb, dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. The piece hangs from the ceiling using single braided wire. The height of the object is adjustable by pulling/loosening the other end of the wire that goes over the top of a pulley which is nailed on the 20’ high beam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the show, the object was raised (odd-number days) or lowered (even-number days) following a short ceremonial/ritual performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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