<p>With <i>Voices of Aliveness</i>, this Japanese artist explores the duality of memory recall.</p>
One of the greatest feats of modern technology is the ability it gives us to capture our travels using photos, video, and GPS. In the same way that you can never be lost when you’ve got a GPS, no journey is ever forgotten because our documentation of it is so streamlined that it is essentially part of the journey itself. The same goes for sharing that journey with others.
Masaki Fujihata is a contemporary Japanese artist who offers us a stereoscopic projection, using videos and images in conjunction with a GPS to give us an artful record of where he’s been. A pattern resembling a wireframe takes shape, giving us a panorama of images that illustrate Fujihata’s path. The work is an attempt to clarify the relationship between man and his ability to memorize his environment. The artist explains:
We have two ways to remember our experiences. One is the memory of our brain (our body) and the other depends on a system outside of our body (it could be anything—a notepad, a diary or a recorder). We actually have two possibilities to build our impression of a single experience."
By exploiting this duality, Masaki Fujihata tries to give to the viewer access to his experience and the chance to interpret the things he saw in their own way. The installation will be presented tonight at Stéréolux in Nantes, France. In the meantime, you can catch a glimpse of his projets on his official website and here.