Photo(c) Gunter Richard Wett
Art Project "INTIMATE SPACE" by Georgia Crimer
Material/ photo on glass
An art project for the Youth Olympic Games 2012 by Georgia Creimer.
プロジェクト・ブック： INTIMATE SPACE - Georgia Creimer ( ISBN 978-3-902833-15-0 )
作品テキスト／my text on a photo
One day I went to the sea with my father.He ran away from me further and further.
He picked up a shell and shouted but I could not hear because of the sound ofthe sea. The sound of the waves covered everything.
That's the reason why I have always gone to the sea alone.
Emi Nakamura, Tokyo, Japan
Georgia Creimer commented about here project:"My project is based on two concepts-the Olympic Village and the residential building-and how they interrelate. Out of my reflections, a project evolved which juxtaposes a large-scale sports event with intimate glimpses of special, individual places.Apart from offering temporary accommodation for athletes, an Olympic Village has a symbolic character. It stands for the peaceful encounter and solidarity of various cultures-values that are also symbolized by the Olympic flag. Throughout the games such a residence serves as a haven, a place to where one can retreat to gather strength and find oneself again. A desire for retreat and cultural diversity seemed to be what everyone involved has in common.With respect to the streams of migration in our globalized society, it is the dense coexistence of people from very different cultural backgrounds and their search for a private space that the young athletes as short-term residents share with the later long-term users of the Olympic Village.So I invited art students from all over the world to submit a photograph and a text in which they address the idea of an Intimate Space. These international authors were for me partners who would help propagate my search for a diversity of Intimate Spaces. Images and texts of 42 selected contributions were digitally merged, processed in monochrome colors and then printed on floor-high glass panels and mounted in the stairwells of the Olympic Village. Thanks to monochrome processing, views of situations and objects photographed are, rather than simply being revealed, reflected back onto the viewer's mind."