Back Fabric / Back of Mt. Fuji


Focusing on Fujiyoshida, a textile center famous for manufacturing backing fabric, this installation was on the roof of a former bank with a view of Mount Fuji, the iconic image of the city. The giant piece of cloth that covered the rooftop was stitched together from pieces of backing fabric. Viewers would go under the cloth and put their head through holes, experiencing how the vista changes and the front-and-back relationship that clothes have.

Installation view: FUJI TEXTILE WEEK, 2021, Former Suruga Bank, Yamanashi, Japan | Photo by Shuhei Yoshida, Courtesy of FUJI TEXTILE WEEK 2021