In 2003-04, Ito had a solo exhibition entitled "Release/Remaining", which travelled fromTokyo(Japan) to New
York (USA) and Lier (Belgium). Visitors were encouraged to make paper airplanes and to throw them onto
horizontal nets of rubber strings which had been strung from wall to wall. Lights shone from the floor onto the
walls and through the nets, so that the shadows of the paper airplanes on the nets were projected onto the
walls. In this exhibition, the paper airplanes represented a means for communicating messages. Some of them
slipped down from the nets, but the nets gradually filled up with the airplanes, symbolizing "a hope for
communication". As the lights projected more and more airplanes onto the walls, a sense of actual
communication began to unfold.