The film corresponds to the work A Kind of Cabinet (NI-54-14) and shows the train travel from Kyoto to Umeda Station in Osaka, Japan. It is the starting point and an important research material for the work itself which is presented as a contemporary version of the former cabinets of wonder. Stills from the film are presented as photographs within the work.
A Kind of Cabinet (NI-54-14) is inspired by the city of Kyoto, Japan, and its surrounding melting pot towards the city of Osaka.
The cabinet itself reflects the architecture and city planning of Kyoto, it is a metaphor for a location-specific way of living. It contains a collectible figure from the japanese TV series Gundam Model Suit, topographic maps from the Kansai region (Kyoto towards Osaka) as well as photographs taken from a filmed train travel from Kyoto to Umeda station in Osaka. The tradition of Urushi lacquer can be found within different items or techniques inside the cabinet. The cabinet is placed on a piece of fabric and by this defining a certain space within itself.
The edition NI-54-14 is the second of a series of cabinets, that encourage one to deal with the closet's immanent identity, to become aware of regional characteristics and also scrutinize one's own identity.
A Kind of Cabinet (NI-54-14) was produced during an artist residency at Villa Kamogawa, Goethe-Institute in Kyoto, Japan.