toshiaki tomita


A Stick for Night Hikers

beeswax, cotton string, text in frame. gYamaguchi Valley Section 5amh, ART in Kimachi Project gTsunaguh '09, Yamaguchi. 2009.

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I made a hybrid of stick and candle. Attached text is about my journeys around the world; a spontaneous walk in Copenhagen with my Afghani friend, a refugee who seeks freedom; a night hike in Mogorce, a village in a deep mountain of Macedonia; helping a local beekeeper with the first honey-gathering operation of the summer in Yamaguchic
This installation is an invitation to an imaginative night hike which requires a courage to go into darkness to find a meaning of freedom and a new star or a new constellation.