Virtual Distance

2020
Inkjet print on an envelope of international postage, a cherry blossom petal in London




This artwork, Virtual Distance was displayed in the exhibition 'Cherry Blossom Party' at Eitoeiko Gallery in Tokyo. First, I wrote a poem about a cherry blossom during the lockdown period in Londo, and then I posted an international parcel to the gallery in Tokyo from London instead of travelling to Japan. The poem, a cherry blossom petal, and a photograph of cherry blossoms in London were inside of the parcel. The poem was inspired by the words of various politicians that I read in newspapers and online, and watched on television, in the beginning of the pandemic period.