16 sqm

16sqm Seabed Transferred Into An Abandoned House

umi hotaru, seawater, pump

16sqm is a site-specific work in which 16sqm of seabed from the Seto Inland Sea was transferred to an abandoned house on Momoshima Island in Japan. Eight tatami mats, which are the traditional japanese floor covering, are replaced by a 16sqm pool filled with sand, seawater and umi-hotaru (sea-fireflies).  These 1 to 3mm long crustaceans found in the shallow waters of the southern Japanese coast are known for their bioluminescence and produce blue-coloured light.

with kind support of the Senat Berlin

Andreas Greiner, Momoshima Island 2014