Takahiro Suzuki Press Clipping 

English translation

'Artists touch the soul of coal miners'

An international company of six artists was inspired by the coal history of Limburg. The result of this exchange of ideas between industrial archaeology and artistic creativity is to be seen at the "Barenzaal" and the "Magazijn" at the mine site of Winterslag. "Some of the coal miners got tears in their eyes when they saw recognisable situations and objects", says Martine Geerts, organiser and curator of the exposition Après-Charbon.....
......... The Japanese artist Takahiro Suzuki writes in Japanese characters Ikiro, Be Alive. He brings one thousand of these expressions together in what seems like a cemetery of live in the magazijn, about 100 meters further than the main building. Every day he rebuilds his monotone installation of meditation together with two of Martine's children.