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May 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm

In the studio's garden
Schottenfeldgasse 76
A-1070 Wien

The installation HANAMI gives Sylvie Proidl the opportunity to address the issue of transience in the form of an artificial cherry blossom festival in the back courtyard. Sakura is a tree blossom so delicate that it sinks to the ground before it wilts and forms a fragrant petal carpet.
The artist interweaves poetry into the Japanese tradition of gathering below the blossoming trees, of celebrating their splendor and at the same time paying homage to beauty, new beginnings and ephemerality. The artist recites 13 tankas (traditional short poems with 5 verses and 31 syllables) in the artificial blossom rain under a pink silk umbrella.


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