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Tadashi Kawamata

Le Passage des chaises

A film by Gilles Coudert


Available in DVD


Year of production: 1997

Duration: 14 min. 30

Original Version

French & English subtitles


This film presents the installation of Tadashi Kawamata in the Saint-Louis chapel of the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris as part of the Festival d’Automne. The Japanese artist creates an ephemeral work in the form of a passage, made from thousands of church chairs and pews. Over the course of its construction, the work operates on the workers who build it as well as on the visitors who pass through it, a gradual change of point of view.


© Triac documentaire – Broadcast on ARTE / Métropolis


Prod (eng)

Chapelle Saint-Louis, Gilles Coudert, Tadashi Kawamata