The Ogre’s House series was an interesting group of artworks done by CHAOS*LOUNGE, a group of artists in Japan. The first one is in the Ogre Caves at the top of Megijima and I didn’t like that one at all, but that could have been because I missed something. The second was the most interesting with a combination of artworks. The third house was somewhere in the middle as it seems to be a combination of 3 artworks. It was definitely worth a visit but not sure I would want to visit it again.
The first thing that catches your eye when you approach the house is the boat. There is a boat sitting on the wall that borders the property. I can’t remember if it was there from 3 years ago and at first I thought it was just someone leaving the boat up there. After visiting the artwork, I felt it was part of the artwork but I cannot confirm that. It didn’t really seem to fit with the art from CHAOS*LOUNGE but it did seem to fit with the general artwork of the festival. Once you see the boat, you still have to enter the property. There is a small stone “cave” entrance that you have to pass to get into the property and that really made me feel as if it was an Ogre’s house.
Once you go into the property, you will probably head straight into the art, but the yard art is probably the best. There is a second boat in the yard that is up on some stones and there is a small well surrounded by large rocks. I’m not sure if this is natural or not but it was interesting to see the design.
The first room I went into was a simple blue room with a bed, a couple decorative lights, and a bunch of paintings. The paintings didn’t really inspire me but the general look of the room was nice. I felt like it was a hospital room with the hospital bed in the middle. The lights combined with the colour of the room was my favourite aspect of the room, otherwise I felt it wasn’t interesting.
The second room is what I liked the most about the house. If you go to CHAOS*LOUNGE’s website, you can see some of the typical crazy artworks that they create. They pasted wallpaper all over the room in one of the artist’s traditional styles of pixelated work. It was a very 80s video game style look and I really liked it. It would have been amazing if the artist did it all by paint or spray paint with stencils but that would have been way too much work.
Overall, I like Ogre’s House No. 3 but I don’t feel a need to go there again. I don’t think they will keep the artwork for 2019 but if they do, I’m not sure that I would want to revisit this artwork. It doesn’t take a lot of time to enjoy it but if they did make changes, you can be sure that I will take the time to give it a few minutes.