The Eye of a Needle  

 

2021

wooden crate, styrene foam and video projection

dimensions variable   

 

Exhibition:  Collection 1  Inner Cosmology

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

https://www.kanazawa21.jp/data_list.php?g=17&d=1791

 

 

 

The Eye of a Needle combines the silhouette of a sea cave in the Goto Islands called 'Harinomendo (meaning needle hole in the Goto dialect),' which was an object of worship for Kakure Kirishitans ("Hidden" Christians), with images of the seascape seen from Portugal, where the missionaries who brought Christianity to Japan set sail. The Kakure Kirishitans, in a state of extremity during the forbidden period, found this mere rocky space as an object of worship to keep the light of faith from the other side of the sea burning in secret.  The reason why faith works despite differences in form is that the essence of prayer is born in the hearts of people and does not depend on its form. Isn't this the universal power of the human heart that transcends the boundaries of faith? When the transformed form overlaps with the form of the beginning, we are reminded of this fact. 


photo: WATANABE Osamu                                                          

Installation View: Our Attitudes at the Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto


Containers

 

2022

wooden crate, styrene foam and video projection

dimensions variable  

 

Solo Exhibition: Container
AIR motomoto, Kumamoto


Maria-Kannon

 

2022

wooden crate, styrene foam and video projection

dimensions variable  

 

Duo Exhibition: Takashi SONODA x Tatsuma TAKEDA
Seiriki Art Museum, Fukuoka



Untitled (An icon from France) 

 

2021

wooden crate, styrene foam and video projection

dimensions variable  

 

Exhibition:  

Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation Collection meets Contemporary Art


Space O, Omotesando Hills, Tokyo