The Elo Progo exhibition centers on Ong’s first public showing of video works, which were inspired by the rituals of water meditation and informed by themes of gender fluidity and mythic transformation.
Takamine was Kimura’s caretaker for five years during the 1990s. Takamine says that he had learned to communicate with the disabled Kimura through gestures. He realized that Kimura’s sexual desires could not be met without the help of other people. Aiding Kimura in the satisfaction of his sexual needs was a gesture of friendship and affection of Takamine’s part.