Jacqueline Kooter

In Transit

An installation consisting of a stop motion animation film and a landscape of hand-painted paper (stop motion animation film / 01:12 min./continuous loop)

Two paper figures share their life dancing…until the inevitable happens.
In the film two paper models of Japanese Haniwa clay figures from the 6th century come alive. The original sculptures are called “dancing people” and are on display at the Tokyo National Museum. Haniwa (which means ‘circle of clay’) are cylindrical terracotta clay figures that were made for ritual use. They are hollow sculptures that decorated the surface of the monumental mounds that covered tombs built for the Japanese elite.