mixed media installation
Arafudo Art Annual 2014
at Fukushima Minkaen Folk House Museum, Fukushima, Japan
The Baba Family's main house was built during the Edo era (200 years ago) in Nango-mura, a mountain village of south Fukushima. It was relocated to Fukushima Folk House Park in the center of Fukushima city in 1991 and has been open to the public since then.
Based on the fact that more bears are sighted as the aftermath of radiological situation and the changes in farming caused by the prejudice against Fukushima, a fictional story about a bear is created by the artist.
Rumors, reality and the folklores in each location where the house of Baba family located now and before are woven into the story and its elements are orchestrated into a spatial installation.