It’s Saturday – “Going Places While Sitting Down”

We went to the Israel Museum (in Jerusalem) today and saw a WONDERFUL triptych video projection called “Going Places While Sitting Down” by Hiraki Sawa.

Although you don’t actually see the child, there is a child there imagining a whole host of wonderful things he/ she sees while travelling a magical land on the rocking horse. The child never leaves the house but finds the imaginary world right there, among the ordinary things in a British Country House.

In my mind this connected immediately to Saturdays’ Books – a child’s ability to imagine such things indicates growing up with books and a rich language – the building blocks of imagination!

Here is a link to an excerpt I found of the video installation. You are only seeing part of it and only one of the three panels. Perhaps this exhibition will come your way!

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