The Globe-Jungle Project, by Yasuhiro Suzuki, is inspired by the “Globe-Jungle”, a round climbing structure that was very popular in Japan in the past few decades. The installation uses the energy of children playing in the daytime to stimulate the memory and senses of visitors at night.


Kids can play during the day on the rotating climbing frame. One camera records their play, while another records their surroundings from inside the globe. These two perspectives of the globe constitute the images archive. After sundown, this footage is projected onto the bars of the globe. By spinning the frame the bars become a surface reflecting the images. Afterimages on the viewers retina create the actual image, just like cinema, where the sequence of 24 individual still images per second create the illusion of a moving image.

The faster the globe spins, the better we see the past.