The Dive

Lisa Aoyama (JP)

The Dive is a series of tanks filled with blue, viscous liquid, with bubbles being discharged from the bottom. By gazing at the organic movement of the bubbles, thought gradually ceases and gives way to a deeper dive into the mind, inducing a connection to the subconscious and allowing viewers to enter a meditative trance. I believe that this peculiar state of mind is precisely the “error” that separates us from machines; that makes humans such complex beings.

It is perhaps the necessary – and ultimately effective – escape from the monotonous routines of daily life, in which our minds are constantly saturated with information.

The Dive/Lisa Aoyama (JP), Credit: Risako Aoyama