Chiho Hayashi「Parallel Worlds」
It might not be there anymore

It might not be there anymore
2014, Video 5:12 minutes

May 27 (Sat), 10:00 – 28 (Sun), 18:00
ignoppor, 1st Floor
[Participation fee]
This world exists through our continued imagination. The 2 video works in this exhibition are “It might not be there anymore”, where the earth recites countless facts from a human perspective, and “Birthday of the Dancing Buddha”, in which life and death circulate like a delightful nightmare. All life seems to exist in the same world, yet it lives in different dimensions. This exhibition puts forth a world in which the visible and the invisible are connected through a myriad of facts and the crossings of life and death.

“It might not be there anymore”
The act of looking out a window is specific to someone’s everyday point of view. The spinning earth begins to tell its own story, a mixture of various human thoughts. Earth’s history, daily traumas, memories of disasters and gossip. As the moon and missiles orbit and the dog’s head blows off, the earth murmurs, “I want to be ...... I want to be an amazing creature other than a human being.” Then the human face attaches itself to the dog's body and the earth bursts into tears. In this world, countless facts fly about, and dreams that cannot be fulfilled in reality can come true.


Chiho Hayashi

Born in Tokyo in 1988, Hayashi received her PhD in Fine Arts from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2018. She primarily creates video works with a handmade feel based on the theme of “transformation” in the mythological sense, and she herself frequently appeared in her early works. At first glance, the works are erotic and grotesque, but her style is also humorous, seen from multiple angles and aerial viewpoints. Major exhibitions include the 17th Asian Art Biennial Bangladesh 2016, Roppongi Crossing 2019 Exhibition, and Festival Seni Media Internasional 2019 (National Art Museum of Indonesia).