泪壺の涙 / レバノン
tears in tear bottle / Lebanon
water, waste glass bottle, linen strings, iron, mirror
Azumatei project #11
" before sunrise, after dark "
- group show -
photo ; Takuko Katayanagi
「泪壺の涙 / レバノン」
“tears in a tear bottle / Lebanon”
Installation ; Azumatei project, Yokohama 2020
movie ; 14:56 (Location - Lebanon 2019)
This artwork was made during my stay in Lebanon, which I visited to participate in the Beirut Marathon('19), and it is an installation reconstructed with a glass bottle and a documentary image brought back from Lebanon.
Lebanon continues to have many serious problems, and although there is a scene of people protesting politics in the movie, the difference in poverty is exposed even in the same place where it protests.
Cube and mirror are based on the spatial composition of the traditional Japanese performing art "Noh[能]," and which is an important motif for exploring every boundaries.
Most of work composition is greatly influenced by the Noh stage performance at the part-time job destination.
* This "tears in a tear bottle" series is a Lebanese version of a series created from the Art Residency in China(’17 - ongoing).