Transformation, Interior of the Body

A speculation on the emotional state of an individual struggling to seek for authentic physical contact. Each subtle movement of the body forms a fluid and organic space which influences the rigid and controlled structures of the surrounding. The process involves a time-based choreography, formed from direct stories of modern life struggles collected through the research.

The research started from the phenomena in Japan, ‘Hikikomori’, which is a term used for the ones that withdraw from society and families.¬†They lock themselves inside the rooms ranging from 6months to decades in Japan. This phenomena started from the 1980s, where there was a change in society in lifestyle with the influence from the Capitalism, merging with the complex relationship between the social pressure and the shame culture.