赤岩湯本家忍者屋敷-からくり引き戸の再現-

架空の忍者屋敷を想定し、そのからくりと建築の一部分を抜き出して制作。博物館の説明展示や映画セットのような仮設構造物をイメージした。

引き戸を開閉し、迷路のような内部をくぐり抜けて作品に参加する。この建具は連動していて、ある所を開けると別の場所が閉まる仕掛けが施されている。
この作品においては、自分が正解に向かって進んでいるとき、その「正しい」行為が、別の地点から正解を求める他者の「正しい」行為にとっての障害となる。

 

 

 

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Akaiwa Yumotoke Ninja House

  

Based on the theme of the Agatsuma Ninja, this house showcases a world where real and imaginary ninja blur together. The border between fiction and reality is growing increasingly unclear with advances in technology. The ninja have become a symbol of this overlap between the real and the imagined. 

The room that once sheltered Dutch scholar Choei Takano can still be found in the Yumotoke House. It is assumed that from there, this house which had offered refuge to fugitives, etc., then became a place where the ninja passed down certain techniques in secret. For this exhibit, a back room on the first floor that had long been kept private is being opened to the public. For this occasion, we have imagined and replicated the karakuri, ninja-style escape mechanisms, that must have once been installed here.

  

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