“RPS Photobook Masterclass Exhibition by 2016 Workshop Participants” Achievement presentation exhibition of photobook workshop held at Reminders Photography Stronghold, Gallery in Higashi-mukojima, Tokyo.
I made an exhibition flyer design for this exhibition.
A presentation presentation exhibition here that various kinds of photobook gather without being bound by the concept of the existing book. I expressed the image by a visual using a silhouette of a book that abstracted to the limit, a text structured with layers, and Red that is an image color of the gallery.
Bedroom town; takes about an hour to heart of Tokyo, Iruma city, Saitama prefecture, JAPAN.
The town is having a mixed area, rich in nature and industrial estate, an army post, some houses Ex US army used to live.
Yuki Morita was born in the town, and he is living there now.
He took pictures of Iruma city thorough sometimes he did it as it is – at other times he put his works on the walls of Ex US army’s house which is scraping.
It was an action for fixing his memories and experiences in the real Iruma.
and he goes out to other place with his memories of Iruma, then goes back to Iruma again, carve his memories by new point of view.
It’s clear that his pictures capture characteristic sceneries in Iruma.
but at the same time it has ambiguity such as we can’t specify where and when it is.
It seems like we are looking in sceneries of his memories in his mind.
“358-“ is the first three numbers of Zip code, Iruma city.
and I tried to make a blank after the numbers, it means the world that spreads out from Iruma.
I wanted to bind a book that his pictures invite viewers to their own memories and experiences.
Quoted from work explanation at the time of application of Steidl Book Award Japan
TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2016 での展示風景 – Images of Exhibition at TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2016
Regrettably, this was not nominated for the competition of Steidl Book Award Japan, but it was exhibited as a selection work at the venue of TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2016 held from September 16 to September 19, 2016, Many people who visited were able to appreciate it for the hands.