For me, body is one of highly handy mediums while moving around in spaces or time. From 2004 on, I have often dressed myself in Ruren costume and made video artworks in many places. Through such dress-up, my body is thus transformed into different roles. I often dress up like a monster with magic power, fairy, or wicked woman. Either in a civilized city or the wild natural world as the background or stage, I conduct in happening art form with a child playing-like primitive instinct and later they are present as artworks in the form of video art or interactive installation.
Therefore, through the experiences of poking fun on myself, my creation is internalized to a heart-lighting playfulness. In my artworks, there are some fairy tale-like roles. Those roles are like taking adults back to the original status and forms in their childhood. During the playing, I create artworks based on my primitive instincts. “In a play” (playing) coincides with “in a creation” (creating) as the most essential part of me as an artist.