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Jichin-Ground-Breaking Ceremony



この試みは「Bauerwatungsland (建設予定地)」という滞在制作のプロジェクトで実現された。私を含む十名の作家は、空き地の一角にてひと月に渡る制作期間を経て、その場所や周辺の特色に因んだ作品を発表した。
私は土地利用に関する条例に記された「Mutter Erde (母なる大地)」という概念("あるべき所に返される土"の意)に地鎮祭における自然への眼差しとの共通性を見出し、地域住民らと共にそれを担いで町を練り歩き、元の場所に返すという方法で儀式を行なった。



This attempt was made as a part of a project "Bauerwartungsland (a planned construction site)". It was organized by an artist Sabine Fessler on her family's undeveloped plot of land. Ten artists including me had worked for a month and tried to present site-spesific works there.
At first I had a feeling that something new would happen and begin there because of the project, and thus saw the need to perform Jichin-sai (ground-breaking ceremony of Japan) which is normally held at building sites before the construction of houses. It is also performed to wish a good harvest for our future at fields or shrines. Then I became interested in how my feeling or its perspective on nature was universally understood by foreign people in the true sence, and decided to put German version of Jichin-sai into practice. At the realization of it, the invited artists and local people walked in procession with a soil considered as "Mutter Erde (mother earth)", which should not be moved as agreed upon by the ordinances regarding the use of land.




W350 x H80 x D135 cm, 木, 土, 布, スポンジ
インスタレーション, パフォーマンス
Rottenburg, Wendelsheim, ドイツ


W350 x H80 x D135 cm, wood, soil, cloth, sponge
Installation and performance
Rottenburg, Wendelsheim, Germany



Richtfest performance

Press: Sep.19.2016 on Schwaebisches Tagblatt






© 2011- Gaku Nakano