Ephemera
2013
HD video 7” 13 (viewable on request)

 

A video work inspired by Houzanji Temple and neighboring Houzanji Kindergarten, a place situated in beautiful natural surroundings on the outskirts of Ishinomaki (Miyagi Prefecture) where several hundred Ishinomaki residents had sought shelter following the events of 3.11. Realized as part of the Ishinomaki Drawing Project, a collaboration with media artist Junichi Kanebako, it involved students of Houzanji Kindergarten and Atelier Copain (an innovative art school based in Ishinomaki) in a work that speaks of ephemerality and the underlying forces of nature.