Meteoroscape photography expressed the “You Can (Not) Advance”.
This time I selected 16 square photos. Recent digital cameras can be taken in a square shape from the time of shooting. You will find it easier to do it than to cut them out later. And now, speaking of square photos, most of them are seen on SNS such as Instagram. This work is intended so there is no sense of incongruity even if it is uploaded to SNS.
This is because this work is not self-contained, and it is assumed that these will be mixed with other cherry blossom photographs of the project participants to create an exhibition. These 4×4 pieces of pictures are to be extended to the top, bottom, left, right, and so on. Then, the group of them should form a shape of a huge cherry tree.
It is a tribute to the Pavilion of Switzerland, commonly known as the “Tree of Light”, which was one of the exhibitions that gained popularity at the Osaka World Expo’70. They made it with lots of light bulbs in the three-dimensional branches, but now it is possible to put displays on it instead and stream images, or project them with projectors. In short, this is a suggestion for the coming up next Expo.
By the way, did you know “the Tower of the Sun”, which was the center Pavillion of the Expo’70, is now open to visitors? There, you will see Taro Okamoto’s works “Tree of Life” and “The Sun at the Ground” have been updated and reproduced in a modern style. Please be ready to be astonished by the “contemporary art” of those days.
I think the reason why these works, which were abandoned once in the past, has been rebuilt now is a “Man who stole the sun” sticked to the “Tree of life” to make animation movies, which made craze in Japan for over 20 years.
There is a rumor the Osaka World Expo (Redo) is coming up after the Shin-Tokyo Olympics, which have become a hopelessly delicate topic. It seems a recurring scene again. A great history may be consequently to be repeated as a comedy. I thought the
self-claimed de facto contemporary artist is also in the same position and should put an idea out for it for this time of being.