a hut of earth



About the artwork

With the sound of a shutter clicking, an image appears at the bottom of the deep hole. One after another, still images of four seasons are projected. This is a collection of photos taken by the artist as he wandered around Echigo-Tsumari. Eighty shots of the landscape draw in visitors from the darkness. The hole is inside a triangular tin hut. Inside, there is an underground space that the artist dug up. Along the sides, bare layers of earth show, a testament to the years of its existence. Images of the present day Echigo-Tsumari moves faintly across and overlap on the surface of the soil, which could have been the ground surface back in the ancient times.


Artwork no. T175
Production year 2009
Area Tokamachi
Village Myokayama
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