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はじまりの記憶 杉本博司

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I saw a documentary titled はじまりの記憶, which features Hiroshi Sugimoto. I was so impressed by the movie.

I've been thinking of him sort of weird and odd; his works always make me kind of uneasy. His photos blur and emit something doomful aura. I think he is, so to speak, a speculator. He surfs on a wave of modern art capitalism better than anyone and he's been releasing polemic works during decades.

音楽を担当した渋谷慶一郎さんのATAK018のジャケットにもなった有名な建築写真シリーズなどに見られるぼんやりとしたテクスチャは、ドキュメンタリを見るまでずっと、ポストプロセスでそうしているものだと思っていたのだけど、そうではなくて、撮った時からそうなのだということを知って、面白く思った。

What I was impressed the best is his attitude toward his art; he insisted art should be scientific and computable, and in parallel, his art includes something supernormal things. He looks like a head of small factory when he's making a photo using artificial electric lightning. From such a earthy view point, the story reaches his first memoir about ocean, which is widen over the human-wide scale of memories.

Anyway, I was stimulated by the movie a lot. I won't forget that influence from it and make it help myself for some of my work in the future.