To the Dead, to the Living

Photo by ANZAÏ


About the artwork

The now-closed Tsuchikura Branch Elementary School in the Kiyotsukyo Ravine was the site of an installation of objects of bamboo and paper. Many small chairs, with feathers attached, were hung from the gymnasium ceiling. The school building as a whole was covered with drawings, newspaper clippings and memos on the subject of death, students’ photographs, paintings, and graduation ceremony speeches; it is full of memories. A pair of wings sprouts from the outer walls.


Artwork no. N013
Production year 2000
Area Nakasato
Village Tsuchikura
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