kozek hörlonski

Thomas Hörl: なまはげ (Namahage Knife Play)

Node Gallery, Tokyo 2008

Videoperformance, Installation, Collage

The outer walls of the Painting Department at Zokei University Tokyo – of which the node gallery is a part of – will be plastered with images on and about the traditional Japanese figure “Namahage”. During the unrepeatable performance a long cut will be drawn into the green in front of the gallery. Subsequently 15 posts will be driven into the “wound”, thus creating a sculptural drawing. Video, audio, DV-PAL, 4:3, 4:46 min.