I was really excited about the chance to see a Chim↑Pom piece in person - they make statements in a way where you feel like you're being punched in the face by obviousness and perfection, and they make you want to keep getting punched by them.
To access this, we headed down a flight of stairs into an underground bunker that consisted of a very large container freezer, like the sort supermarkets use for storage. Walk in, and the ice crunches beneath your feet. In it is a single case, with a single slide, and what looks like crystal on it. It's not crystal. It's the collected tears of the survivors of the tsunami that Chim↑Pom spoke to, the ones who had lost somebody during the disaster - agglomerated, barely larger than a thumbnail, frozen for posterity.
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