taking away shows surprisingly quiet streets in Tokyo at night. The empty streets reminiscent of apocalyptic scenarios - only here and their lights are blinking in the distance. The nocturnal peace is interrupted by an unexpected intervention. The unauthorized manifestation of a strange object shifts the appearance of the uncanny nightly streets. It disturbs the peaceful order of the well-kept neighborhood. Due to their illumination the sceneries shown in the video somehow seem like film-sets. The moving object divides the narrow streets, slides through the alleyways, obscuring large parts of the video image, thus creating temporarily altered spatial situations. It is rectangular and its dimensions are reminiscent of a video screen.The gloomy aura of the abandoned, nightly streets is underlined in the work. At the same time, taking-away takes a closer look at people’s primordial fear of the darkness - the Achluophobia - which is especially pronounced in childhood. Furthermore, the black wall arouses associations with stage elements and thus increases the stage-atmosphere the places somehow posses.