Sam Stocker “Surrogate Structures”
[image: © Sam Stocker, 2017. Surrogate Structures, sketches. Courtesy of The Container, Tokyo.]
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Sam Stocker’s installation “Surrogate Structures” is inspired by research and visits the artist conducted around this area of Tokyo. One such location that influenced the work is a fujizuka situated just behind the gallery location. Fujizuka are small mounds - replicas of Mount Fuji - that can be found in and around the capital. These surrogates became popular during the Edo period to enable pilgrims who could not climb Mount Fuji to experience the ten stations of the mountain right to the summit. The irony of the concept intrigued the artist, while the nurturing nature of fujizuka, which comfort the needy like a womb, a vessel, or a box, also interested him.
Opening night reception + launch of publication
Event Date: Nov. 6 (Mon) 19:30-21:30
Reception includes live performances by Sam Stocker, Aquiles Hadjis, Alexander Sigman + Takao Hyakutome, and Jack McLean.
from November 06, 2017 to January 22, 2018
Opening Reception on 2017-11-06 from 19:30 to 21:30