Japanese Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota has created a monumental site-specific installation at Casa Asia Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain entitled Synchronising Strings and Rhizomes. Shiota weaves yarn into a cocoon-like environment interweaving a dress, mirror and suitcase in order to examine the concept of space. In her work, these threads are veins with tears, fear for abyss, life and death; threads that are plots of particular and universal stories, interweaving like the inverted roots of a tree, just like a rhizome through multiple branches that hold up the relationship between I and the world. Synchronising Strings and Rhizomes is on now and runs until 30 March.

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