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Safe and sound
Northwestern coast of Saipan near by PauPau Beach.
wooden lifeguard chairs, iron horn speakers
(Sponsored by Marianas Visitors Authority and Kensington Hotel)
‘Safe and sound’ is a project that radically transfers viewer's position into the autonomous lifeguard's point of view by combining the origins of the place's name with objects.
By bring the lifeguard chair which is easily found on the beach into the historical space, it will open new possibility of space to be experienced. As a position of lifeguards, people might wish everyone's safe and sound. They would pray for those who have been sacrificed in the history of conflicts during The World War II or say something or sing a song for their lovers through the loud-speaker.
Once the space had defined by its history and purpose, it can be re-motivated by the idea to have the different type of roles or actions at the site. I believe this further enables viewers to navigate the sentience of the historical space and they also can be part of the landscape when viewers are sitting on top of the lifeguard chair.
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