1984/48
*This project supported by Great Britai Sasakawa in 2016 "Field work at Isle of Jura/Scotland"

The world began
without the human race
and it will end
without it.
Claude Lévi-Strauss [Tristes Tropiques]


Novelist George Orwell wrote [1984] at Isle of Jura during 1947-48. Many things have happened in the world during this period. USA “Marshall Plan” was announced and started in 1948.
then, Merleau-Ponty had do Radio lecture “Causeries 1948” at the same period 1948. He explained about Ambiguity of Subject in this lecture. This project attempt to compare [DOUBLETHINK(1984’s word)] and [Ambiguity]. Video installation for thinking about today's self vision of DOUBLE by several quotation from affair in 1947-48 things, Archives / language / Art technics …" If “I was Rich man’s Playing”(1947)/ Eduardo Paolozzi (UK:1924–2005) is possible to position of first POP art that means response to American consumption society, Episode of [Yūzyo kameyu] has response to opposite connotation. (Painted Kameyu who is prostitute in Yokohama in 19C. She suicided when set free by paying a ransom from American.) This Painting had got graffiti on Face by male chauvinist in exhibition. Kameyu’s metaphor would be changed to against image by it. This occurrence was expressing symbolic image of Modernize Japan becoming a lost-face (Apathy) and impassiveness from rapidly Americanize by ending seclusion. This story similar structure of exchanging symbol about “burned at the stake Santa Claus” (happened by French Catholicism people in DEC,1951) interpretation by Claude Lévi-Strauss. This Death summon up unstable and fragile nature of subject’s gesture that not only maintain but also exposure at the same time. It’s like a tear of Pierrot, kind of reversibility gesture. Pierrot is getting double site[delight and grief] by makeup of tear-mark on his face.
“It is the sea fled away With the sun”/Arthur Rimbaud(FR:1854-1891)[Eternity], also inner ★#?%

A noir, E blanc
I rouge, U vert
O bleu
voyelles

Arthur Rimbaud [voyelles]
single channel video: FullHD(1920*1080) | act : knead Language/Braille and written | 7:44 seconds

Installation View

at WASPS/Medowmill Project Space

Detail View


It has been found again.
What? – Eternity.
It is the sea fled away
With the sun.
Sentinel soul,
Let us whisper the confession
Of the night full of nothingness
And the day on fire.

From humain approbation,
From common urges
You diverge here
And fly off as you may.

Since from you alone,
Satiny embers,
Duty breathes
Without anyone saying: at last.

Here is no hope,
No orietur.
Knowledge and fortitude,
Torture is certain.
It has been found again.
What? – Eternity.
It is the sea fled away
With the sun.

Arthur Rimbaud [Eternity]