Image: Beethoven Mama © Tatsumi Orimoto
Tatsumi Orimoto - Beethoven Mama - Screened at Tate Modern for LEAFF on Saturday the 26th October 2019
Image: © Julia Waugh
Scissor's Big Day
Japanese artist Sachiko Abe sits in a white gown, cutting countless sheets of A4 paper into thin, wispy strips. For the performance piece known as Cut Paper, Abe sits for hours on end meticulously shredding paper whose cut feathery strands measure a mere 0.5mm in width. She first began this practice while in a mental institution over 15 years ago because it proved to be a calming activity.