We are pleased to announce we will be showing SEMIMARU, 2016, by Atsushi Fujiwara, during our international group exhibition at the Light House Media Centre 6-30 January 2020.
Atsushi Fujiwara, Japan, SEMIMARU, 01-06, 2016
Six digital C-type prints on Kodak Endura paper
prints 22.86×35.56cm (9×14 inches) frames 40.64×50.8cm (16×20
not for sale
Born in 1963 Japanese photographer; a founder of photo magazine “ASPHALT”.
Shiga Japan. It is the place I lived from primary school to my mid-twenties, where my parents, siblings and childhood friends continue to live, and is unquestionably the place I would still call home.
Despite having lived elsewhere for more than half of my life now, “home” remains an object of longing while retaining a troublesome, at times intractable resonance, and continues to ensnare me.
SEMIMARU is a piece from Japanese classical Noh theatre.
The prince Semimaru, exiled to Osaka Mountain by his father, Emperor Engi because he is blind, encounters his sister Sakagami who is afflicted with a strange illness with her hair standing on end, and they lament their misfortunes.
So is this the great divide of Mount Osaka, where strangers and acquaintances,
People coming and people going, meet and part ways -Semimaru-
Nearing the end of cherry blossom season, the notes of Semimaru’s biwa lute echoing in my thoughts, I set out on these walks and wanderings.
SEMIMARU, 2016 copyright Atsushi Fujiwara. All rights reserved.
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