Marie Julia Bollansee (C) 2020
thanks to Sayuri FUJII
AIR3331_3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
installation views @ S.M.A.K. Gent (BE) 2021, photographs Dirk Pauwels
6 photographs, tarpaulin bundles @ Aokigahara Jukai, H56,6 x W85,45, lambdaprint between plexi
1 video, 5’28” on flatscreen, H56,6 x W96,6
image, recorded on the road to Aokigahara Jukai, camera MJB
sound, recording at Aokigahara Jukai, MJB
At the foot of Mount Fuji, there are five lakes and a huge forest that has
many names: the Sea of Trees, the Jukai, Aokigahara Forest, and some people
call it ‘the Suicide Forest’.
I went to Aokigahara Forest driven by a longing, I just knew for sure that I had to go there.
Why? I discovered it when I was there, and you can see it in the installation.