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揹著家上路

Author

村上慧

Published Date

30-09-2020

Publisher

臉譜

ISBN

9789862358702

"Artist Satoshi Murakami began his performance art project ‘Carry home On the Road’ in April 2014."

About this book

Artist Satoshi Murakami began his performance art project ‘Carry home On the Road’ in April 2014. It lasted a year. The nuclear disaster in Fukushima triggered by the earthquake on 11th March 2011 shattered hundreds of thousands of homes in the northeast Japan. Over the next two years, he started working part-time jobs, making his home out of Styrofoam boards and tape. Each night he had to figure out where to put his home and sleep. He walked along pavements and highways with his home, taking care over every step to avoid stepping on tiny insects. Some days he walked 20 to 30 kilometres, other days he stayed in the town and rested. He was interrogated by the police over 200 times, answered questions and was cheered on by passers-by. Murakami came to understand the fragility of human society and the true worth of being able to call a house a home.

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