knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

2019

wooden shed using the local Akita cedar, the mask which had been used in Yagisawa Bangaku (local sacred dance), native plants around the shed, sunlight, wind, agricultural pipe, etc

h.450 × w.450 × d.450 cm

“Kamikoani Project 2019”
Yagisawa, Kamikoani, Akita, JAPAN

Photo: Takuma Ogawa, Takurou Sasaki, Kazuyuki Miyamoto

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

the outside plants and sky make a variety of sunlight colors and they shine in through the knot-hole

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

views through each knot-hole

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

sunlight through the eyehole of mask

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

the outside view is projected on the inside floor by pinhole phenomenon

knot-hole and eyehole of mask cause topologic view

the players of Yagisawa Bangaku (around 1942)

From the forest trees to the woods as the material of the shed.
The knots are showing that trees are living creatures, even their figures have changed.
This knot-hole expands our perspectives.

And, this can be seemed to resemble the act of the players of Yagisawa Bangaku, who possess someone else by wearing a mask and looks at the world from an expanded perspective.

The knot-hole and the eyehole of the mask* and the caused topologic view by them.

We are not blind.
Our eyes are not the hole.

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* In Kanji, "the eyehole of the mask" can be written as "面目".
 And the word "面目" originally means "real life" in the Buddhist term.