"circulation" 2019. Production still
"circulation" 2019. Production still

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"circulation" 2019. Installation view
"circulation" 2019. Installation view

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circulation

2019

single channel video installation with stereo sound

7 minutes, loop, color, Dimensions variable

 

The plan for this product was inspired by the experience that the moment when the image of the region attacked by the Great East Japan Earthquake was viewed it overlapped with the image of burnt ruins of Hiroshima immediately after the attack of an atomic bomb.

During the procedure of summarizing the key words such as “déjà vu vs right in front” and “fiction vs reality,” it was attempted to connect two opposing concepts with water serving as a medium although it was not sure whether this attempt would be valid. Water is indispensable for life, whereas even a depth of several centimeters of water can cause humans to drown. Thus, water is ambiguous. This product attempts to connect two events at a nodal point made of water which involves a disarray of numerous images such as life vs death, stability vs chaos, rain, waves, and so on. In one aspect, this product presents an insight into a quite personal memory. At the same time, it is an approach to the ethical question of how we can share a personal experience difficult to talk over.

構想の発端は、東日本大震災の被災地の映像を見た瞬間に、原爆投下後の焼野原となった広島とイメージがオーヴァーラップしたことです。

デジャヴュと眼前、フィクションと現実といったキーワードを整理していく中、「水」をメディウムとして両者を不確かながら繋げてみる。水は生命に不可欠であると同時に数センチの水深でも溺れ、死を招くといった両義性を兼ね備えたものです。生と死や安定と無秩序、雨、波など無数のイメージが錯綜する水を一つの結節点とし、二つ事象を繋いでみる。

作品は極めて個人的な記憶に対しての考察であると同時に、語ることが困難な個人の経験をいかに共有することができるのかという倫理的課題についてのアプローチでもあります。