Hikikomori is a audio-visual and performative installation inspired by the play of the same name written by Austrian playwright Holger Schober. It refers to the Japanese social phenomenon defined by young individuals isolating themselves from society in their rooms for an extended period of time. The installation aims to plunge into the private space of a Hikokomori. Different forms of expression and techniques (sculpture from recycled materials, readymades, light design, multi-channel video installation, sound installation etc.) concur to the subjectivization of the case that is being presented. Beyond the actual withdrawal, our installation attempts to capture the emotional impact and the subjective experience of Hikikomori. Vlaicu GOLCEA – concept, sound design / Cristina MILEA – installation, costumes; assistant: Gabriella SPIRIDON / Mihai PĂCURAR – video, graphic-design / Nicoleta LEFTER – performance (live) / Emil MĂNDĂNAC – performance (audio) / Raluca APRODU – performance (audio) / Ciprian MARINESCU – translation
Based on the theory that water molecules change their shape and vibration according to various factors (from polution or music to the words written on its recipient, by charging it positively or negatively), ”Recipient” is a project designed by Lumi Mihai, who is watching the responses of people coming into contact with her water bottles (with prior notice). ”Recipient” invites you to take a bottle, compelling you to make an „existential” decision: what am I identifying with? what is right for me? does anyone else's opinion matters? what importance do I attach to the things I eat or drink? what do I want to contain, as a „recipient”? Lumi Mihai a absolvit Universitatea Națională de Arte Plastice București, secția Pictură, în anul 2001. Trăiește și lucrează în București, manifestându-se într-o zonă largă de domenii creative: de la pictură, instalație, fashion și advertising la ateliere de pictură și design pentru copii.