What matters in my work is the world of the invisible: traces of events that we did or didn’t witness personally, memories, undistinguishable images that mirror our thoughts. Three of my latest projects explain what I’m trying to achieve.
In “Once Upon a Time”, 2017, I fully covered a series of photographs with the ink of ballpoint pens, making thousands of lines, dissimulating the images under 102 km of ink. In the end, the viewer is left with ghost presences and is encouraged to reconstruct the hidden scenes with his own imagination. The layers of ink mimicked the passage of time. The trapped images, separated from the viewer’s reality, could only be seen if he found within himself the meanings that were visually obliterated.
“Ecotone”, 2019, is about resilience and the traces caused by life experiences. Before making the final collages, the photo-prints were used as raw material in our performance installation with the dancers Yuko Kaseki and Sherwood Chen. The imprints that resulted from our movements on stage, created a new, mysterious layer of volume and traces superimposed upon the photogra...