KazumiTanaka

Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia

2001
Wood, paper, fabric, mirror
Installation on table: 67 x 20 x 41 in.

When my mother married my father, her parents bought her lots of furniture hoping to make her feel comfortable in her new surroundings.

So, she brought them to her new home and created her tiny corner, which was the only comfort space for her. My brother and I used to play hide and seek in this corner.

I imagined sleeping in this tight space as if I were sleeping inside of my mother.

Being the youngest child of my mother who was also the youngest of six, I fantasized about being the tiniest Russian doll.

  • Claustrophobia
    Claustrophobia
  • Claustrophobia
    Claustrophobia
  • Claustrophobia
    Claustrophobia
  • Claustrophobia
    Claustrophobia
  • Claustrophobia
    Claustrophobia