The Dream Blanket Project

Photo by T.Kuratani


About the artwork

This installation was set up to store the dreams and hopes of people in the community. From a wall of densely piled blankets, visitors heard the voices of people describing their dreams. The artist went around the village, visiting houses and talking with people. People talked about the snow, farm work, daily lives, social problems of the community, and wishes for their children and grandchildren living in cities. The artist says, “I listened to their dreams, and was overwhelmed. I could catch a glimpse of their beings, going beyond the meanings of the memories being recounted.”


Artwork no. T153
Production year 2006
Area Tokamachi
Village Doichi
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