Job Fair

Amherst, Massachusetts 2014
Multimedia Installation
Created by Kimi Maeda, with help from Sabrina Hamilton and the Kō Festival interns
Kō Festival

What did you want to be when you grew up and what are you doing now?  We’re putting our own spin on the job interview questionnaire and translating your answers into this year’s installation sculpture.  We’re interested in the relationship between our histories and our ideas about the perfect job. Inspired by the Japanese Tanabata Festival, in which participants write wishes on pieces of paper and tie them to bamboo branches, it will be a festive explosion of that most unassuming repository of personal information, the traditional file folder.