Metamorphosis : The Memory that Dwells in ‘Place’-matsunoyama

Photo by ANZAÏ

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About the artwork

Metamorphosis: The Memory That Dwells in ‘Place’ is a project that takes the form of compiling a record of the wild flora growing naturally in a given landscape, to grasp ecological changes in the area’s vegetation. The main activities in this project are walking through forests and mountains to encounter plants and people. It is not the brain but the body that, through hard labor, comes to understand the forests and plants. The goal is to capture experiences deeply etched in memory, such as the feeling of soft ground on bare feet, the coldness of water running through fingers, fresh air, the whispers of trees and flowers—all wonderful, fleeting moments. Somehow overcoming the many problems and frictions that occur in a work that cannot be completed by oneself alone, we found the days of working on the project brought alternating triumphs and depression. By creating art in this way, we have learned, little by little, that everything exists in a web of relationships.

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Artwork no. Y020
Production year 2003
Opening hours 9:00-17:00 (Last entry is at 16:30)
*Winter and Triennial periods are subject to change.
Admission Adult JPY 500 or ETAT Passport or Special ticket
Closed Tuesday(or Wednesday in case Tuesday is a national holiday)
Area Matsunoyama
Village Matsuguchi
Related Website
Open dates Throughout the year / Closed on Tuesdays
Venue 1712-2 Matsuguchi, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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