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アジアの一大リゾート地、バリ島で、観光客に知られることのないTPA(テペア)と呼ばれる東南アジア特有の広大なゴミ山に、天と地、2方向から赴いた。チャーターした観光用ヘリには美しい海を周遊してきたエリイが、地上にはゴミ収集車をヒッチハイクしてきた水野がいる。両者は上空と地上で出会い、しばしの再会を手を振って楽しんだ後、エリイは1枚のビニール袋をゴミ山に投げ捨てた。ゴミ拾いの人たちは、広大なゴミ山からビニール袋を選り分け、それを売ることで生活費を稼いでいる。
ヘリが去った後、水野は、1週間ほど仕事をともにしてきた彼らと、エリイが落としたビニール袋を回収した。Chim↑Pom内の格差を国際サイズへと大袈裟にスケールアップさせたこのプロジェクトは、観光地を利用する先進国の姿をゴミに転化した立体作品と、リゾート地の実情を捉えた映像作品として発表した。
Visiting one of the most popular Asian resorts in Bali, Chim↑Pom went to a vast field of piles of garbage called TPA, which is unique to East Asian countries but unknown to tourists, approaching the location from both the sky and the ground. On a tourist helicopter was Ellie having enjoyed a flight over the beautiful ocean, and on the ground was Mizuno having come there by hitch-hiking on garbage trucks.

They both enjoyed a short meeting from the sky and the ground by waving their hands at each other, and Ellie threw away a plastic bag from the helicopter onto the garbage mountains. After the helicopter flew away, Mizuno collected the plastic bag with people whom he had worked together with in TPA and on the way there.

Those people earn money to live on by selling plastic bags picked out from the vast garbage mountains. Chim↑Pom bought a large amount of garbage from them, including the plastic bag Ellie threw away, then exhibited it at galleries in Indonesia and Japan. The project showed a gap among Chim↑Pom in an exaggerated way to compare it to the world wide scale, with an installation work that uses garbage as the figure of developed countries and a video that captures actualities in the resort site.
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  • Saya mau pergi ke TPASaya mau pergi ke TPA 2008 ビデオインスタレーション、バリ島で購入したゴミ、ビデオ(5分4秒)2008 video installation garbage (bought in Bali), video (5’ 04”)

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  • 展示風景:「Chim↑Pom」パルコミュージアム、東京、2012 Photo: 森田兼次Installation view: “Chim↑Pom,” PARCO Museum, Tokyo, 2012 Photo: Morita Kenji