During the summer vacation, I went back to my parents' house and while I was taking a walk, a lady I didn't know in the neighborhood said hello to me. I was a little surprised, but at the same time, I remembered how I used to greet everyone in my neighborhood without regard to their age, and for some reason, it made me very sad. Later, I tried to remember what I had done as a child. They were "memories" that I had completely forgotten until that moment. Things from my childhood, words, actions, sensitivities, as we grow up, we forget a lot of things because we care about our surroundings. I want to remember the useless things, the embarrassing things, because they are all about me.
Born in 2002 in Sagamihara
Student at Musashino Art University, Department of Design Information
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