We have already talked about Chiharu Shiota‘s installations before, and we will continue to do so as long as the artist continues to make them. The last one, entitled Lifelines, is exhibited in Berlin in front of the Revolutionszentrum Podewil. The last work of the Japanese artist, always composed of a dense network of red threads, was made inside a van. Inside the cabin there are also two chairs where the public can stop and admire the spider of fabric that surrounds them.
The artist gave no explanation for this work, leaving the spectators free to interpret it, a freedom that the German people achieved exactly one hundred years ago, with the end of the First World War and the Berlin Revolution. The realization of this work in Berlin, just in the year of the hundredth anniversary of this event, is not by chance at all.
Lifelines continues to demonstrate how the technique used by Chiharu Shiota, although already seen, is always surprising.