Akira Otsubo

Memories in the Forest - Concept

At a flea market in Prague, I came to find out a Cesky Ray’s photo book ‘Czech Paradise’ published in 1962. I am now planning to blend Cesky Roy’s old photos with the recent catalogue photos together. In this art works, I intend to create a newly landscape, in other words, a memory of imaginations. Human memories are recorded at every moment when one comes to see the objects. Later, the pieces of memories are combined together, like the patchworks, when one recalls. In addition, on the recalling steps, each memory is seasoned with some personal and ambiguous elements. I suppose these recalling processes have the similar structures with the collaging processes. Accordingly, I convince collaging is a suitable technique to present the memories of imagination.

Memories in the Forest