■ The One and its Duplications
Introduction – Artist statement
The beginning was the Internet, I wonder. Or it was the adventure novel I used to borrow from a little town library in my boyhood. Perhaps it was those bucketful of treasures found out by the seashore, an old summer diaper days. It was Japanese Animations or Characters in Manga, who were whispering the fate of us…
There are 2 types of Scenery Photography.
Then, look at the Scenery more carefully…you can see Scenery Photography is separated into 2 types, can’t you? (whispers)…well, Not really? “Categories in Landscape? Ridiculous!” – It’s no wonder you scream like this, since we’d had the same view as well. However, come to think of the word, Scenery, you’d notice there are 2 types of it…
One more thing,
Then, assume that you were the one who is given something. Something huge cardboard-full of BANANAs, how would you say? Suddenly your dining table’d be occupied by the troops of fed up BANANAs everyday. “Been to Panama? He such a meaner!” On the contrary, if the gift was that Diamond Ring like One and Only, you might even tell him, “Marry ME!”…
■ Individual and Emergent Properties
To make the One and Only in person.
So, have you seen through the conceptual art work, the ‘One and its Duplications’ yet ? Here we propose fund raising as the next step. Because it seems that there is a prospect for ‘One and Only’, but ‘Making in Person’ seems to require different elements a little more…
Who is ‘Itsuki Kujo’ ?
See the familiar emergent properties.
■ Art and Photography
There are 3 units of Art.
What is art? I’ll tell you a story like that. In the first place, you may tell someone in everyday conversation, “I like art.” – A danger signal. “No, I’m a little involved in art.” Then I can’t even look at it. What the hell is this guy, isn’t he/she crazy? The people around you become war-ready, and the religious war begins…
Photography as well.
Is Photography Art? What do you think? Actually I was stabbed with this question when I was a student. Now that I rethink about it, this is pretty absurd. As I mentioned in the previous essay, it could be the question unable to answer because the “Art” itself, which should be defined in the first place, has been historically interpreted in various ways...