Midori Mitamura

三田村光土里

NEW SIBERIA CAFE

2002
Two-venue solo exhibition

"Stories of two rooms"

Room #1
Nadiff / Tokyo

 

2003

exhibition "Moving Japanese"

Kulturhuset/ Stockholm

 

Table and chairs, roses, photos, book

Music: Paul Mauriat / Love is Blue

I built a private website that is opened just only for my boyfriend and me.
But the boyfriend has wife and daughter.
I named this website " New Siberia Cafe"
This painful but sweet feeling of love appeared to the space as a virtual world.





 

“ニュー・シベリア・カフェ”

2002

2 カ所同時開催個展

“ふたつの部屋のストーリー”

ルーム #1 ナディッフ / 東京

 

ようこそニュー・シベリア・カフェへ。

ここは北へ向かう恋人たちが集まる秘密のカフェです。

支配人

 

「ニュー・シベリア・カフェ」という名の秘密のカフェが、インターネット上のどこかに潜んで

いる。

これは、人の道に背く恋に落ちた一組の恋人たちが、普段は面と向かって口に出せないお互いの

思いを、第三者になりすまして語り合うために存在する。

この形を持たないインターネット上の「ニュー・シベリア・カフェ」が三次元のギャラリース・

ペースに置き換えられ、現実と非現実の狭間をさまよう小さな部屋が姿を現す。

そこには、北へ向かう恋路を歩く男と女の、絡み合う感情のオーラが空虚に妖しく漂う。

このカフェがインターネット上にオープンして約一年。

ふたりの言葉の記録をハードカバー上に収めた。

この本は、誰も手を触れて中を見ることができない。

が、どうしても読みたい人のために、鍵付きのボックスに入った本を十冊だけ用意した。

ただし、鍵が渡されるのは25 年後。

その後、恋人たちがどのような結末を迎えたのか、近況を添えて鍵をお渡しする。

永い永いこの恋の行方を、時の流れに身を委ねて見守ってほしい。 







NEW SIBERIA CAFE

Welcome to NEW SIBERIA CAFE.
Here is secret cafe where lovers walking to the north come together.
Manager


 "NEW SIBERIA CAFE" that exists at somewhere on Internet secretly.
This cafe serves the place where a couple that had fallen into a forbidden love.
They speak about what they cannot normally talk face-to-face, as if they are strangers.

This intangible Internet cafe appears in the three-dimensional world to take place in a public art space and it realizes the small cafe  straying between reality and unreality.
In that space, only the aura of emotion that is exchanged between a man and a woman who are walking to the north, floats vacantly and mysteriously.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One year after this cafe opened, the conversations of this couple were transformed into a book, although nobody can touch or read this book.

If you would like to read this book, only ten copies are available. But they are packed in the box locked with the key.
But you will get the key 25 years later, in 2027.
The key will be delivered, together with the story of what was going on for the couple after long years.
You can keep watching this long, long, love story following  the passage of time together with them.
 
The website of this original cafe is secret.
Instead of that, the 2nd NEW SIBERIA CAFE is also open at the website, for the couples that have the same suffering of love.
You can express freely about love that is walking to the north.