WHAT HAS HAPPENED – WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Site specific installation
Lake Nakatsuna where the artwork is presented is known for an old legend saying that the sound of the temple bell which was washed away by an earthquake can still be heard today. The shores of the lake are connected to the sea and mountains by the “salt road”, which was used in the Edo period to transport materials from the sea and land. Inspired by this legend and the nature and the history of Lake Nakatsuna, the artist has developed a series of works based on the theme of water and salt in the form of two cottages, a boat on the lake, a lakeside bench, three stone Buddhas and the sound of the bell, which intersect the past and the future as you strawl along the lakeside.
“To walk and to take some steps at the salt road. To step into the two houses. To share – to be part of the old legend. Presence of the past. Presence of the future. What if my roots were here? To feel the global through this local. What has happened. What will happen.“
Nakatsuna lake, two cottages, Maaria’s ANGEL print and salt, Maaria’s ANGEL print and water, pond, fog, part of the salt road , boat on the lake, glass bowl, sound of a bell. The bell sound is from the most representative temple in Omachi called Reisho Temple.
Northern Alps Art Festival, Omachi, Japan 2020 -2021