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Soil Shrine

2011 / Soil 2010-2012 /

The installation are using primitive materials such as soil, straws, woods, and bamboos along with contemporary materials such as laser discs. Eight members play each role of offerings (Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Eggplant, Meteorite, Hole, Hitter, Beautiful sacrifice
) at the work. They set up a scaffold, wear costumes that become animals and spirits, and perform festivals.
In a space that feels from primordial to modern, and near the future, it is not a modern formal festival, but ordinary life itself becomes a festival, combined with the image and media of the consumer society.
On March 11, 2011, Great East Japan earthquake occurred during the performance. Performers of Dog, Eggplant, Hole, danced while the earth shook.
 

 
Duration: February 5th- April 3rd, 2011
Venue: TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM of ART, Kanagawa
The 14th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art
Taro Okamoto Prize Award “Soil Shrine”
http://www.taromuseum.jp/index.htm

Photo: Ooki Jingu

Photo: Ooki Jingu

Photo:Ooki Jingu