Frau Miyu Kojima arbeitet bei einer Reinigungsfirma, die nach in Japan sogenannten Kodokushi aufräumt: Der Tod von vereinsamten Großstädtern, die in ihrem oft messy Zimmern für Tage, Wochen oder gar Monate nicht gefunden werden. Aus diesen Szenarien bastelt sie dann Miniaturen und Dioramas.
Bild oben: „In this instance the victim passed away in the bath due to heat shock and wasn’t discovered for 2 months. The reheating mechanism in the bath caused the decomposition to accelerate.“
Twenty six-year old Miyu Kojima works for a company that cleans up after kodokushi (孤独死) or lonely deaths: a Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and remaining undiscovered for a long period of time. The instances first began to be reported around 2000, and are thought to be a product of increased social isolation coupled with a greying population.
Kojima originally started working for the clean-up company after her father experienced a similar fate. […] “I wished I would have fostered more of a bond with him.” It was those feelings of regret that led her to create art that coveys the true sadness of kodokushi and, on another layer, the vital importance of simply communicating with those around you.