Viva Riva Project: Standa / ビバ・リバ・プロジェクト:スタンダ (2001)

Yanobe completed Standa in 2001 as a monument to “Revival”, the recovery of the “Ruins of the Future” in Chernobyl.



Among the photographs of the kindergarten taken in Chernobyl, there was the form of Atom Suit picking up a doll that had been thrown on the floor under a picture of the sun that had been drawn on the wall. Using that photo as a motif, Yanobe began to create Standa to revive that doll and to link the giant step of standing on two legs in the evolutionary process of humankind with the growth stage of his own child.