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Closing a Bird’s Barn

A bird’s barn: 2.9 x 5 x 5.9 m, rope
Video documentation of an action, 03m 59s (filming by Naoya Sakaguchi)
Lambda print, drawing on a paper
The abandoned bird barn, located in Niigata Prefecture; one of the major granaries in Japan, was built 20 years ago and endured through that time, year after year of heavy snowfall.

With the help of the carpenter who had built the barn 20 year’s ago, we located and cut the solid foot anchors which had kept the barn on the ground. By doing so we retraced the memory imprint of the barn.