Artist Statement →
The photo series _sane (＿さんへ) consists of digital reprinted analog photos on laid paper and embossed alphabet letters in Japanese. The embossing letters consist of a message to a person who shares friendship beyond age disparity, nationality, and language. Memory is highly malleable to connect, rebuild, and recompose depending on the external stimulus. Even in Vienna, the stimulation exists to indulge in reminiscence of Japan. Photo images are especially easy to evoke remembrance, but at the same time, the anticipation of the steadfastness in Tokyo in 2009. However, after ten years, everything has changed; friends, villages, home, and favorite stores. The transition through time serves sorrow and unfamiliarity. This photo series recalls the memory of the diaspora representing the blind letter.