Dwelling, by Hiraki Sawa
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is currently exhibiting Kara Walker's My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, an exceptional installation, but with strikingly graphic subject matter, meaning our trips with the Bubby are confined to the upstairs portion of the building, which features pieces from the Modern's permanent collection. One of the current displays there is the video Dwelling (2002), by Hiraki Sawa.
Dwelling explores the landscape of a sparsely decorated and smallish apartment, and draws into focus how this diminutive space has a new, large scale and vastness when suddenly populated with miniature airplanes. The picture unfolds before you, as the seemingly empty apartment becomes the stage for what quickly becomes the Chicago O'Hare of miniature airplanes.
The Bubby enjoys this film, and is always sad when we move on to the Rothko's after watching it only 2 or 3 consecutive times. I think you'll enjoy it to. Click here to view the film as a Quicktime video.