Since 1996 Tatsumi Orimoto has included his mother in about 40 actions, which he labels „Art-Mama“. These actions interrupt the daily routine and loneliness he and his mother experience. Art actions mean to bring intensity into a dull life and create memorable moments. Some events resemble festival days and jubilees, in which sometimes up to 50 participants are involved. These events manifest care, attention and love publicly; they help to balance the symptoms of depression and Alzheimer. Therapists acknowledged this in the November-issue of Floating Time, the Journal of the Satoasahikawa Hospital (Vol. 3, 2002), where Orimoto directed workshops for elderly and mentally disabled persons.
For an essay on Tatsumi Orimoto: Communication through the Tire Tube
The adventure of communication between old and young in greater Tokyo as photographed by Tatsumi Orimoto and seen by Johannes Lothar Schroeder