Heine and Yukiko will work on their project “Borrowed landscape”, a series of location-based performances, seeking to infiltrate the various terrains of life with artistic work. The project will be produced and presented in different social environments and public spaces. Choosing different formats will set the tone of the project. Codes and conventions in different types of areas are examined and discussed. Each location generates certain kinds of expectations and prejudices about how we behave in specific rooms.
“Borrowed landscape” is inspired by the Japanese term, shakkei. That is the principle of “incorporating background landscape into the composition of a garden” found in traditional East Asian garden design. This term describes the principle of specific Japanese garden techniques where the view of the background landscape is incorporated as an integral part of the garden. The key to this technique lies in finding the right balance. How much of the view can you borrow before it becomes overwhelming?