The Environment
as Artistic

Fujiko Nakaya, Maldives Fog, Maldives, 2012
Poster for Japan Media Arts Festival 1987 organized by SCAN Gallery

Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculptures invite viewers to intensively perceive their surroundings. People are not just passive observers, but become part of an immersive work that literally gets under their skin. Nakaya's approach is characterized by an ecological consciousness.

“When you experience nature with your own body, the quality of the experience really sticks. […] I want to create a situation where people can establish a physical relationship with nature. […] Through this relationship, we gain the instinctive wisdom to make decisions that preserve nature.” Nakaya herself speaks about media ecology in the context of her own work.