This is not a swing
bamboo, rope, wood
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006
Nakasato-Tsunan, Nigata

When I was a child, I moved to another town and got lost. I was totally at a loss and didn't know what my surroundings were like. Is the real world really existing over the mountain?
In this work, I tried to gauge people's sense of territory. The concept of this work was to put a central point in the center of a village, which is a typical human territory. The territory and the center fluctuate time and shape, and the central point shows the balance of them at a moment. The whole making process, from the purification rite held in each village before building to the party after completion, was considered the work, rather than just the completion of the swing.

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