I won’t describe the work, Arthur did it much better than I ever can in the interview he gave me back in February, this post will mostly be about showing you what it looks like on site. Also, if you want to follow the project’s genesis, Arthur documented all of it on his blog. It’s a fascinating read.
There are three Houses of Light. Two of them are in the village. One is on the main “vertical” streets, the one starting with a torii at the port and heading to Toyotama-hime shrine. The other one is on the lighthouse road, right after the first slope leaving the port (just above Madoka and Tatsumi minshukus). The third one is outside the village, on the lighthouse road too, but in the last curve just before arriving at the lighthouse.
The three Houses of Light really fit very well in the scenery. Almost to the point that they feel like they’ve been there for much longer than just one and half month; a little bit like the other works that showed up three years ago in Ogichō‘s streets and are now fully part of the village’s and island’s identity. Let’s wish Houses of Light the same.
Access: Houses of Light being an outdoors work is available everyday for free until November 4th (not sure whether it’s going to remain after the end of the Triennale or not).