Death Poem for a City
2 channel HD video installation,
duration of video: 21min45sec, 2013


(installaion view: "Unattained Landscape", Palazzo Tito, Foudazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, 2013, photo: Keizo Kioku, photo courtes: Japan Foundation)
I created a situation where I can interview an anonymous person of whom I would never know the identity, so that I can ask any question as I want. I interviewed six individuals who replied to my call on my facebook. In front of the video camera, I asked them to speak out their inner most thoughts that they would never say in public.

Then I dubbed their voices with the all sorts of voices that try to communicate with you on the streets of Tokyo, such as public announcements on the train, shouting of people who try to sell products, automatic voice message of ATMfs, adverts on the big display screen, and so on.

The images are projected onto the hanging screen, back to back. The image of the interview is projected onto the front side of the screen, and the images of the city is projected onto the back of the screen.