Melting Wall

Photo by ANZAÏ

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About the artwork

In Ketto community, Akiyama-go, located deep in valley, one can find the remains of a branch school of Nakatsukyo Primary School which was closed down 11 years ago. A pool remains in the corner of the grounds. It is a place where pupils used to swim, play and shout for joy. When looking up at the surface of water from within the water, the reflected light and scenery is seen as flickering. I wanted to reproduce this flickering scenery which many pupils would have seen, by pouring water on the glass. Fortunately, I was able to pump up water from a water source in the mountain’s breast by using water pressure created by the difference of altitude. One day, the water for the glass stopped completely. It was because the population increased during the summer vacation and people were consuming large amounts of water. As a result, temporary water shortages occurred in this region. The incident made me feel the link between this artwork and the life of this region.

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Artwork no. M014
Production year 2003
Opening hours Daytime
Admission During the Triennale and the Four Seasons Program, please purchase a passport or common ticket to view the artworks.
Area Tsunan
Village Kettou
Open dates Late April (open to the public one after another after the snow melts) - end of October (It will be sequentially enclosed by the snow fence from November.)
Venue Katakuri House(450-1, Ketto Ne, Tsunan-Cho, Nakauonuma-Gun, Niigta)
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