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Shadows of the Mind  (2014~2017)

映画や音楽のような時間芸術は、ある時点で「終わりの予感」がするという。大きな物語がかちり、と音を立て動き出すのを感じたとき、私の意識の奥底はさざめく。ロシアで生まれた芸術に触れる時、その特定の感覚を特に覚えてきた。暗いところに進んで降りて行く作家が多いからかもしれない。のっぺりと明るい、白い闇にどこまでも浸された世界に比べて、いまだ陰影が礼賛される地。言葉を失った異邦人として、目に見えぬ世界から立ち上ぼる徴の指先に触れようとした。いちど写真に撮ってしまえば、それは影法師のようにしがみつき、二度と私から離れることはなかった。

Art forms that deeply related with time, such as novels and music always includes "premonition" of ending at some point, I heard. When I, as an audience felt that clicks a gear of big narrative, the soft and warm deep inside of my consciousness always waves, and completely disturbed.
I went to Russia where the language and social systems are very different from my mother country, for finding out the "premonition". If I stay in the place where my identity doesn't belong, I'm able to access to the group unconsciousness of human kind, I thought. I chose the specific country because its films and literature give me such "premonition" in many times.
Many of the "premonition" that I actually experienced accidentally in the process of photographing, became a part of me. And, it clung tightly like a shadow, and never let me go until now.