MOURNING ROOM projects a space for those losses that do not (yet) have a name, a space, a closure. Professional mourners engage in rituals with fragments of textile that tie the individual to the social, and sorrow to care.
‘We tie the knots of remembrance. Knots, to not forget.
The cycle will go on.’
Film and ConceptBELLE SANTOS
SoundMASAHIKO TAKEDA This film was shot in Kyoto during the Goethe Institut Villa Kamogawa Residency in the summer of 2022.
Comitioned by GLASSHOUSE.
Thank you to all the staff of Villa Kamogawa, especially Junko Yamaoka, Naoki Ishida, Satomi Fukui, Enzio Wetzel.
Special Thanks to Bettina Langner-Teramoto, Charlotte Wiedemann, Tomoko Hayashi, Theresa Schlesinger and Meret Kaufmann