title_teaching
 
 
2012 can you change my bedroom?
2011 time of rock
2008 ich bin Berliner
2008 conversation game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAN YOU CHANGE MY BEDROOM?_Room Change Documentation
CAN YOU CHANGE MY BEDROOM?
one-month daily interview by living my bedroom, which was totally changed in every week by invited friends, 2012

“Can You Change My Bedroom?” is a psychological endurance experiment by understanding any sense of control over surroundings in private space such as bedroom. I am the only active change agent in my own bedroom by performing my daily rituals – eating, working, and sleeping. How will the conception of my bedroom be changed if I lose my ability to control the space on my own? What makes a space private? For this experiments, I lived in my bedroom rearranged by others every week in a month, and recorded recording my experience via a confessional-style ‘self-interview’ before I went to bed. I lived in four different arrangements in a month, and as I moved through the experience I found myself engaged with conflicting pairs of feelings: intimacy/separation, comfort/discomfort, familiarity/unfamiliarity and excitement/disorientation. At first I would be excited about the new arrangement, but I’d soon become frustrated with the difficulty of locating my own belongings. I became hyper-award of all my furniture and my other possessions. Even though I lived with the same furniture and objects in the same space, I ‘lost’ my only private space, a space in which I’d had a sense of total control. With this ‘loss’ I became more aware of the existence of the private self. I became aware of how important the maintenance of a private space can be to the existence of this self: a self that exists – and is cultivated – within a private space, beyond self-consciousness, beyond the prying eyes of others.