…a faint golden light cast into the enveloping darkness, like the glow upon the horizon at sunset.
The light from the pale light paper, powerless to dispel the heavy darkness of the alcove, is instead repelled by the darkness, creating a world of confusion where dark and light are indistuingishable….
A spatial interpretation of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s essay „In praise of shadows“:
The inside is created by four fine rice paper hangings, written on them the four sentences from the essay in traditional japanese ink. Amongst the black characters some are golden. They can be touched to hear the audio of the german translation.
Outside you can read the last sentence in modern typography in German, foil on bright white textile panels.
This installation plays with the gentle shadows and golden shimmers of traditional japanese houses as explained by Tanizaki and the hard contrasts modern housing brought.
Supervision: Prof. Claudia Frey