Ghost Painting

2015年 single channel video with sound,2min.44sec.


This video was originally created for a group show themed “ghost painting”.
In the work, a bedsheet ghost draws an Ensozu (Zen infinity circle) with the decapitated head of Takata covered with blood. The trick behind the ghost and the head is obvious, and it is this “obviousness” that is the important focus of the video.
There is nothing inside the bedsheet (the sheet is suspended from the ceiling) and the blood-covered head is the actual head of the artist. The artist pushes his head against an acrylic plate by himself to draw the circle.