となりあう/2015-

 縦書きの小説の横一列目の文字を集めました。街全体を小説に見立てて、その中で文字を収集し、再構成して撮影しています。となりあう文字は、同じ文章の中にあって近い距離に配置されていながら、行の残りの文字分の隔たりがあり、それだけ並べると意味深な文字列のようにしか見えません。小説、頁、段落、そして街という複数のコミュニティに属しているにもかかわらず、どこか不安げな様子です。本来無関係な小説と場所とを結びつけることで、一文字一文字それぞれの不安定な存在やアイデンティティが浮き彫りになるようです。

 

I collected the first character of each line of the poem written in Japanese (originally it was written vertically ). When you walk around a town, you would find lines and characters all over the town. So I see a whole town as a long prose poem. Then I walk around the town, and collected the characters as photographs to reconstruct them.

In a poem, the first character of each sentence is located next to each other. Those characters are close to each other physically in the poem, however they are actually apart for the distance of the rest of the line.  Therefore, they appear as an allusive meaningless line of character.   These characters look being uneasy, even though they belong to multiple community like a poem and a town.

 

Conecting originally irrelevant line from a poem to a specific location in town is similar action to connecting two first characters of two lines.  The action highlights unstable being and identities of each individual character.

 

gelatin silver print

image size 197×148mm

 

   となりあう(村山槐多『悪魔の舌』ー名古屋市) 第九頁
   となりあう(村山槐多『悪魔の舌』ー名古屋市) 第九頁