Japanese artist Takaya Fuji is famous for his ‘body imprints’ in beds of salt as a symbol of purification and will be doing a special performance in Aberdeen.

  • Location: Aberdeen beach, Footdee
  • Saturday 16 August 2008
  • Time: 5pm

Starting at low-tide by laying out a ‘boat-shaped salt pile’, he will lie upon it to leave his body imprint. The incoming tide will slowly wash away his trace. Rituals involving salt are common to many cultures. Takaya’s performance will use salt as a symbol of purification which it is regarded as in his native Japan.

Takaya Fuji lives and works in Kyoto where he runs Galerie Weissraum. He performs and shows his work internationally and has exhibited in Scotland on numerous occassions. Through his work as an artist and curator, he is also a partner in the collaborative international initiative Nozomi, a network involving Edinburgh College of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee and numerous galleries throughout Japan.

The salt for this performance was generously donated by JC Peacock Ltd. www.peacocksalt.com

WATCH A PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE HERE (Pittenweem festival, 2007)