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Flower Interruption (2002), cutout paper flowers (painted with acrylic), performance/installation, Shinjuku District, Tokyo, Japan





Shinjuku District, Tokyo, Japan





Passersby, Flower Interruption (2002), cutout paper flowers (painted with acrylic), performance/installation, Shinjuku District, Tokyo, Japan




Passersby, Flower Interruption (2002), cutout paper flowers (painted with acrylic), performance/installation, Shinjuku District, Tokyo, Japan



Flower Interruption (2002), cutout paper flowers (painted with acrylic), performance/installation, Shinjuku District, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan – The Flower Interruption in Tokyo took place on Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 3:00 pm in the Shinjuku District, Japan's largest concentration of commercial businesses. The Shinjuku District has the world's busiest railway station, used by over 3.4 million people each day, and has a high concentration of people passing through year-round for business and shopping.

I selected a street off of one of the main arteries and laid down one long path of flowers that stretched down the street. I was assisted by my friend and occasional collaborator, Carolyn Castaño. The installation was a subtle, yet a highly visible and unexpected addition to the roadbed. Passersby were perplexed when they came across these colorful pieces that had no name or overt message attached to them. Some people stopped to look at them more closely and several engaged us to ask what we were doing. One young couple asked (in very broken English) if it was an art performance, we nodded and they gave us a thumbs-up. Unfortunately, because we were on such a tight schedule and had to scramble back to the airport to catch our flight to Denpasar, we were only able to stay at the sight for about 45 minutes.

Other Projects I have done that relate to this work include:
Produced by Marina Perez Wong for Megan Wilson
Bikes
Becaks
Flower Interruption SF
Flower Interruption Yogya Indonesia
Flower Interruption Bali Indonesia
Bungas


Shinjuku District, Tokyo, Japan