Midori Mitamura


Knitting Woman in the tenement-house

2007  MUKOUJIMA Art Project

Tenement-house in Kyojima and Contemporary Art Factory / Tokyo

Photo by art unit MIDORI IKEDA ( Midori Mitamura + Masanori Ikeda)

2008 Backlight 08 Tickle Attack; 8th International Photographic triennial

Tampere , Fiiland

Lodz Art Center / Lodz, Poland 



2007 向島芸術計画

京島の長屋+現代美術製作所 / 東京







2007 向島芸術計画 京島の長屋+現代美術製作所 / 東京

写真:アートユニット 池田みどり(池田晶紀+三田村光土里)

2008 第8回国際写真トリエンナーレBacklight 08 “Tickle Attack”


ロッヅ・アートセンター/ ロッヅ、ポーランド








The Artist Midori Mitamura stayed at an old tenement-house in the downtown area in Tokyo for one month, and knitted the long muffler using the woolen yarn collected from local people.

This region remained unburned by the effort of local people from the air raid at World War II.

As a result, very old houses overcrowd in this area, and a lot of elderly people live here still now. Yet, recent changes caused by rapid development of the town cannot be avoided. Knitting the long muffler made of wool that people wore out is an attempt of the artist to reproduce or refresh the memories that disappear from the town.

Finally, the artist Midori Mitamura and the photographer Masanori Ikeda made visual images from this project as collaborative photo works so as to look like a small fantasy happened in the town.