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2020

Single channel video installation

– HD video, colour, sound, LED lights, lettuce, metal pipes

11min. 30sec.

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Installation view at Isama-mura /green

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Installation view at Isama-mura /green

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Installation view at Isama-mura /green

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Installation view at Isama-mura /green

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green highlights heirloom seeds grown in Kuni, a Japanese village in Nakanojo, Gunma Prefecture, to observe changing environments from the perspective of plants. Heirloom vegetables are varieties that have been passed down over generations and selected to adapt to their environments as well as the preferences of the farmers. Hence, some varieties are currently in danger of disappearing due to the changing climate in which they are grown.

The work centers on two interviews with an owner of a farm growing the heirloom seeds in Kuni, and the curator of Gunma Museum of Natural History.They are shown alongside experimental images with magenta LED lights used for growing vegetables in plant farms.

In the installation, the video is projected across shelves containing lettuce seedlings lit by LEDs with the expectation that they will grow using these lights as the source for photosynthesis.


With support of: Nakanojo Artist in Residence

Founded by Ogasawara Toshiaki Memorial Foundation

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