〈Raw〉藤井智也 Tomoya Fujii 個展暨攝影集《Planet》新書發表會
Tomoya Fujii solo exhibition
新書發表會 book launch
時間｜2017/6/3 (六) — 2017/6/24(日)
地點｜朋 丁 pon ding 二樓
地址｜臺北市中山區中山北路一段53 巷6 號
開幕｜ 2017/6/3 (六) 15:00 - 18:00
他的作品曾經入選「東京前線攝影獎新視野#03（TOKYO FRONTLINE PHOTO AWARD NEW VISIONS #03 G/P）」，2016年於日本攝影畫廊G/P Shinonome展出；自製攝影書《Planet》入選2016年荷蘭阿姆斯特丹Unseen攝影節（Unseen Photo Fair Dummy Award）。
Someone said that when we take a photograph, the moment immediately became the past.
I have some prints taken in the past. They had been left at home and never been used. There must be a reason why I didn’t use them. A while ago I decided to put them randomly near my place and retake photos of them. Then I attempted to eliminate the visible boundary between the existing prints and the background environment information by using digital tools. To do so it released the time sequence of my private memories that were recorded on the old prints.
A thing in a photograph is the thing that ever exists in front of the eyes and at the same time the absence of the substance, which can not be seen anymore. I wanted to get the images out of the “past”. These fragments in the processed images are beginning to from like new particles, dissolving equivalently from the background visual. The images once belonged to me before. However, they were set free after I processed them through tools like Photoshop. They started to move like freshly born cells. The images were reborn as accidental products and emerged beyond time and the physical content, which the author can not intervene either.
If the image itself connects the past and the present as a cumulatively lineal existence, I want to replace the circumstance with small particles and make it become all sort of “points”. Photographers usually choose what to show according to their personal wills. In this process, selection is effected randomly by the images themselves. I want the images to be relieved from my memories and to be recognized as just an image.
In the series, I explore how to “resuscitate” the image and try to acquire the “current” through my creation.
About the book
When I was a child, I often wondered what was happening outside of the earth. However, I couldn't find any answer at all. I still remember sometimes I would have some weird feelings. Strange images would come to my mind, which I couldn't express in words.
People perceive, recognize and imagine. Although we can not always imagine things with certainty, I don’t think it is important to find answers. On the other hand, I noticed that this ability to feel must be "something" very fundamental existing in human souls.
In this project, I’ve defined a "fictional planet" where all the images were taken from multiple locations. I tried to catch the flow of circulation and time passing of this planet, in order to reproduce "something" on the paper.
Size：210 x 297mm
Binding：Hardcover, German Binding
Edition：300, 20 special edition with limited edition prints
About the artist
Born in 1984, currently living and working in Taipei and Japan.
Graduated from Osaka University of Arts with major in literary arts.
He was into things with stories or texts, such as literature and movies.
After graduating from university, he started to make photography. Because photography has become a way for everyone to show the reality around them easily and instantly, making artworks with photography has the uniqueness among other media for him.
He tries to discover and expand the possibilities of the medium of photography.
He was selected for “TOKYO FRONTLINE PHOTO AWARD NEW VISIONS #03” at G/P Gallery Shinonome (2016) in Tokyo and Unseen Photo Fair Dummy Award Shortlist in Amsterdam (2016).