Can I See You Without My Eyes? (2006)

 

Performance, storytelling, conceptual art, interactive art

For three or four years, in Tokyo and elsewhere, I worked as a fortune-teller. People used to tell me lots of secrets. I became someone who people confessed to, about their secret lovers, desires, dreams and fears. I took lots of secrets from strangers; all my customers felt like friends or family members, somehow, so I felt comfortable looking after their secrets. However, as time passed, I began to think "Even when I don't see their faces, can I still feel them? If I were not a fortune teller, would they still confess to me?" I began to question their identities and motives. From these fears, this performance grew.