Artist Statement →
Kaizo (改造) is a series consisting of pictures shot during a trip to Japan in February 2020, shortly before the Covid19 pandemic was in full effect. Taken with the intention of documenting rather touristic impressions, they have been transformed into a space for vague memories that fade away and lose sharpness on closer inspection. The pictures are digitally rendered from standard photographs into low-fidelity, Gameboy Camera-like characteristics. For the exhibition in Tokyo the digital images would be built using plastic beads making the picture become more “blurred” the closer the visitors inspect them. Just like our memory, some pictures are more obvious to identify and some offer a rather abstract aesthetic, as the elements might not be recognizable. The reduction of resolution was inspired by the principle of Wabi-sabi (侘寂) - this reduction offers a new perspective on these pictures of fading and changing memories.