1000 Papierkraniche @ B-Seite Festival
Das B-Seite Festival ist bekannt für ganz besondere Fundstücke der visuellen Kunst abseits vom Mainstreams. Eins davon ist die Installation des japanischen Künstlers Takuma Nakata (born digital) mit dem Namen „1000 Paper cranes“.
The crane is a japanese symbol of longevity. For this project, Takuma Nakata (JP, Born Digital) is going to use 1000 Paper Cranes.
In Japan the 1000 Paper Cranes is a tradition that, if we make 1000 Paper Cranes for someone who got injured, he or she will live long. 1000 Paper Cranes is also known as a symbol for peace.
On 2011/3/11 the world saw a huge earth quake hit Japan. Tsunami washed away the city and it’s said that more than 20,000 people died. And now, the nuclear power plant is in trouble.
This project sends a cheer to Japan and its people who suffered, lost homes, friends and relatives during the disaster.
Paper Crane contributions come from the participants and audience at B-Seite Festival, showing that a lot of people around the world are worrying, and hoping the situation to get better.
As a result a final video installation, co-created at B-Seite, will show 1000+ projected Paper Cranes collaged from the ceiling using wires.
To start now, see the description below on how to fold a Paper Crane.