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I saw Hiraki Sawa’s Going Places, Sitting Down at SMoCA back in 2007. I remember it as the first video installation that I ever actually enjoyed but I’ll be honest, pretty much have forgotten about since. That is until I walked into the upstairs gallery at the Modern and encountered a wonderfully large projection of these small magical airplanes flying and landing in Sawa’s  unsuspecting and suddenly chaotic home, called Dwellings. The mystery, carefulness and strange allure of the piece as the varied airplanes meditatively explore the vast distances of his cramped house, blurs the line between amusing spectacle and melancholy. I love the feeling of  this seemingly effortless displacement and could watch it for hours. Of course, a youtube video could never do the work justice, so go out and see it in person if you can.

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