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The old blue Beetle from Germany stood still in the street of Kadiffe in the town of Kadkoy, Istanbul where alcoholics roam around every weekend. In April 2005, creators from Japan decided to nuzzle up to it. This is how the site-specific artwork, “Silkworm”, started. It was washed out from people’s mind. It could not pull attention from the people passing by. But it was there as a symbol of “usual life”. The old street of Kadifee needed it.

ISHII Jun` Ichiro