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Why Not Hand Over a "Shelter" to Hermit Crabs? -Border- 2009-

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs? -Border-

Hermit crabs change their shells one after another according to their body growth. Moreover, they are sometimes forced by stronger ones to exchange their shells. Since the exhibition at French Embassy in Japan in 2009, INOMATA started a project, in which she scans hermit crabs’ shells and based on the data, creates a 3D-printed artificial ones topped with the cityscapes of various metropolises around the world. Through examining the transformation of hermit crabs moving from one shell to another, INOMATA questions where our identity can be found.

Art Information

Number

A-03

Title

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs? -Border-

Cooperation

Stratasys Co.,Ltd., Nakagawa Chemical Inc., Mashiko Kanban Co., Ltd., TRNK exhibition preparation

Artist

AKI INOMATA

Photo: Kenshu Shintsubo.

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