A LIGHT LEADS TO ANOTHER
I was inspired by the experience of recalling various fragmentary memories without any context. These memories, with each different contexts, respond to each other as images of light from "somewhere in the past," reconstructed in relation to "here and now," creating a chain of events that attempts to connect with further light. In order to visualize this dynamic process, I used the slide show function of my computer to randomly play back the photos I had taken so far, and then re-photographed the monitor that reflected them. Through the act of re-fixing the irregular interplay of images that had been made present as an accumulation of my own memories, I attempted to trace the multilayered nature of consciousness that stems from memory by making the photographic medium function as a metaphor for its characteristic of "recording memory."
Born in Osaka in 1979; Now lives and works in Tokyo. He creates artworks with the aim of visualizing the multilayeredness and diversity of the world that emerges from a mixture of objective understanding of his subject and personal memory.
Judged by Tim Barber:
Inspired by the Grand Prix, Takahashi Miki’s work, I thought it would be fun and interesting to make a compilation of the widely diverse and eclectic work submitted for this contest. When edited and organized, the “memory” submissions, sent in from dozens of artists, become a kind of collective-memory-collage, a dream sequence of disparate clues from a kaleidoscopic narrative.
* This work was included in a curated collection of works selected by the judge Tim Barber from a number of submitted works. See the collection