Yosuke Ito

Release/Remaining 2003-2004

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.