In collaboration with Hajime Teranishi, a.k.a. Haji-kun used to be a member of Japan’s national blind soccer team. Chim↑Pom produced 9 works inspired from discussions on visual arts and imagination from the perspective of the blind to create “Imagine.” The exhibition had a pitch-black entrance and displayed conceptual works with limited use of color. The exhibition also featured video works of Haji-kun’s performance, as he attempts to intervene into the city and the society.
"Make love in the dark"
This video work shows two blind men playing a staring game.
"Blind Musical Stick"
A glass made cane used by the visually impaired.
With its entire surface covered with Swarovski crystals arranged to read “KIRAKIRA [Shiny Shiny]” in Braille, this work conveys “KIRAKIRA” through the visual to the sighted viewer and through touch to Braille readers.
Quoting from "Grapefruit Juice" by Yoko Ono, this work added instructions in Braille to an ordinary porn magazine titled IMAGINE.
"I as art manifesting I as art"
I am a voice speaking to you from a glass case never letting light pass through without being seen or touched yet definitely being here and calling you
Impenetrable to sight
Impenetrable to touch
Keeping us unable to see or touch each other
What is this black wall between you and I?
Without your eyes having seen what you can see
Without your hands having touched what you can touch
Can you still believe in me without seeing or touching me?
Now you’re listening to my call even for a little while
Can you still feel me even after it ceases?
If you could believe in me keep not seeing keep not touching and come close as much as you can
It’s me Impenetrable to sight Impenetrable to touch
What is this black wall between you and me that keeps us unable to see or touch each other?
What do you imagine with me existing here but unable to see or touch?
What do you imagine in the world existing here but unable to see or touch?