Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

2016

Single channel video installation, mixed media

–HD Video, color, sound, wood、cloth, sand

3555mm×2000mm×3480mm / Duration: 16min 51sec

“Site/specific/object” Kyu-Kadoya elementally school, Shinshiro city, Aichi

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Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Installation view /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Installation view /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Installation view /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Installation view /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Installation view /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Installation view /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Installation view /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

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Installation view /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Video still /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Video still /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot

Video still /Bird's Eye, Human's Hand, Insect's foot





Based on a research of Kadoya region in which the exhibition venue was located, I created an installation which consists of video, a structure as screen, and soil.

The starting point of this work was to have seen a change of a mountain in Kadoya. At first time I saw it, its slope had been collapsed by landslide. Next time, the entire mountain had been completely covered with concrete. Interested in this change, I filmed footages depict- ing some points of view around this natural disaster.

The video consists of the sound from two interviews and some footages progressing in par- allel. These are linked each other by zooming in/out and visual associations between the footages.

One of the interviewee is a curator of a natural museum in Kadoya and the other is an em- ployee of the company which covered the slope with concrete.

The video images are following:

Four people playing with mud and creating a childish diorama of landscape.

The slope covered with concrete.

Sceneries and things associated with water.

A walking ant observed with a magnifying glass.

Aerial video of Tanada close to the slope

(Tanada: a group of paddy fields made on slopes of mountain. It is said that keeping Tanada prevents the slope from landslide happening).

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