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Hikarukaze 光る風

Hikarukaze 光る風

Hikarukaze 光る風

Category: Paper Cloth
AG#: 78
Name: Hikarukaze 光る風
PoM: Mänttä, Finland
Year: 2022.02
Description:

This sculpture made of Korean washi paper serves as a wearable headdress intended for a stage experience. It is part of the department of Hikō, the hovering elements of the wind which represent the change in the narrative. The paper in the construction consists of whole leaves of a mulberry tree, which are always the main component of this type of natural paper, but are not normally visible. With its star shaped form the headgear points towards the four cardinal directions from which those stormy changes come. Using the Hikaruzuke on stage the protagonist does not submit to her fate but faces it with its pointed ends. In Japanese popular culture “Hikaru Kaze” is a near-future dystopian manga serialized by Tatsuhiko Yamagami in 1970. The original story represents the painful division between a traditional and a decidedly more modern Japan and encourages its readers to maintain a political conscience at all costs.

Size: 120x60x80
Material: Washi Paper, Wood
Exhibited: Mänttä FI 22
Status: Depot Austria
Proprietor:

WORKSHOW