In the State of Amnesia
2 screen Video Installation + Poscard
duration of video: 13min05sec, 2015
|Installation view at Maison Hermes, Tokyo|
"The video installation work, gIn the State of Amnesiah, is made with Mr. Nobuhiro Tanaka, who damaged his brain when he had an accident when he was 21. Since then, he has been living with a memory disorder. Koizumi asked Mr. Tanaka to memorize a testimony of a Japanese soldier who served in the war in China during WWII.
During the 2 days of shooting, Mr. Tanaka
had to memorize a testimony of a Japanese man who confessed his trauma of
killing a small boy while on a secret mission during WWII in China. But because
of his memory disorder, the camera captured the situation where the more he
tried to remember the words, the less he can remember the lines. In the end, no
words came out of his mouth, and all the words escaped from his memory.