【Exhibition】Giant’s tooth/Kyoto International Film and Art Festival 2018

October 28, 2018ON GOING PROJECT

Kyoto International Film and Art Festival 2018
GIant’s tooth, the second installation in the “Giant’s Lost Items” series
Time:11:00〜19:00(※until 17:00 on the last day)
Venue:Former Junpu Elementary School(609-1 Kakimoto-cyo, Simogyo-ku, Kyoto City 600-8357)
Contents:Giant’s tooth, Video(13min), Project panel, handout
Collaborator: Kyoto Prefecture Kamo River Fisheries Cooperative,Diving School Blue Peter

In Japan there are many regional legends around giants, most of which are related to “Daidarabo” (also known with the variations of “Daidarabocchi”, “Dērabo”, and “Dērabocchi”). The westernmost of such legends is the “Dadaboshi Legend” of Shiga Prefecture. “Dadaboshi” dug up the soil in Ominokuni, and the accumulated soil became Mt. Fuji while the dugout crater became Biwa Lake. Five years have passed since I began chasing the Giant legends closely related to the natural landscape. In this commemorable fifth year, I have created “Giant’s Tooth” the second installation in the “Giant’s Lost Items” series. The tooth falls into Kamo river, bobbing downstream. Why is a giant’s tooth in Kamo river? Is there a Giant legend in Kyoto too? — This is a story of a kind giant who helps people in need.

photo: Yoshiyuki Uchibori