Artist Statement →
Focusing on Fujisan, from October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2004, I took a picture every day from my balcony in Tokyo's Nippori district for over a year, mapping it to the minute, using the Julian day-counting system. These takes, the photographs, have now, 2019, been used to construct a video montage, a compilation of the daily pictures. In the mentioned time span 326 Fuji -View-photos were taken. On 39 days within this year I was not present. During these 39 days I asked people, who I randomly met, to draw the outlines of the Fujisan on a piece of paper with my official Japanese stamp on it. A selection of these pictures of anonymous origin, formally based on On Kawara's "date paintings", is now part of this project. As well as the video, which consists of 326 + 39 compiled Julian-dated frames.