page 1 / 2014

a white day - Akiko Ikeuchi & Hideo Nakane on photography

14 - 26 October, 2014 @Café & GalerÍa PARADA, Tokyo

 

A white day


By the jasmine lies a stone,
Beneath the stone lies treasure.
On the path stands Father.
It is a white, white day.

The silver poplar’s flowering,
And the centifolia rose,
Beyond — grow curling ramblers,
And tender, milky grass.

Never again have I been
As happy as then.
Never again have I been
As happy as then.

There can be no returning,
Nor has it been given
To tell what perfect joy
Filled that garden heaven.

 

Arseny Tarkovsky

The Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky’s autobiographical work “The Mirror” (1975) had been titled after his father Arseny Tarkovsky’s poem “A White Day" when in its screenplay stage. White, white day... .

Self-image keeps focusing on its mirror-image and is released simultaneously. It moves continuously in the shallow depth of the mirror glass to ask for the feelings of our "white day" in the memory. These photographs are taken with my iPhone camera or my worn-out film camera, just like tracing the scars with my fingers

 

a white day / 2014
digital reversal film print

 

 

for the March

for the March / 1997
gelatin silver print

 

for the March / 1997
gelatin silver print

 

for the March / 2013
digital print

for the March / 2013
digital print

 

camera lucida

camera lucida / 1996
gelatin silver print

We never have pure space in front of us, not for a single day, such as flowers open endlessly into. Always there is world, ... - Rilke "The Eighth Elegy"

So I resolved to start my inquiry with no more than a few photographs, the onece I was sure existed for me. Nothing to do with a corpus: only some bodies. - Roland Barthes "Camera Lucida"

Camera Lucida

 

untitled

untitled / 2012
digital print

 

photo frame

photo frame / 2011
glass (sand blast)
100 x 148 x 22 mm

 

Fridays (24 photogrsphs)

24 slides

08.10 18:29:14 / 2012
digital print

08.17 18:26:27 / 2012
digital print

08.24 18:27:48 / 2012
digital print

08.31 18:36:57 / 2012
digital print

12.21 18:17:38 / 2012
digital print

03.10 18:06:26 / 2013
digital print

 

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