原田 裕規 Yuki Harada

One Million Seeings
October 8th – October 26th, 2019, KEN NAKAHASHI (Tokyo)

One Million Seeings, the artist’s first exhibition at KEN NAKAHASHI, will comprise of his first attempt in using video and digital collage, which evolved from his ghost photographs project.
The new video work is a non-stop recording of a performance at the gallery during the installation period, ongoing for dozens of times in the absence of viewers. The performance is about countenancing to ’see something through to the end’ and to ‘forge meaning’.
In the background of this new project, Harada has recently experienced and witnessed, both personally and socially, emotions such as absurd human hatred, violence and jealousy. We are apt to lose words when hit by unintelligible malice, that denies any reasonable interpretation. However, Harada suggests, “in the very occasion when all words that speak of a particular event is taken away, it may be possible to reassemble new meaning and reason for existence by ‘just looking’ at the event for as long as possible”.
Alongside the video work, a new series of digital collage will be also comprised.


One Million Seeings
2019年10月8日-10月26日、KEN NAKAHASHI(東京)

KEN NAKAHASHIでの初となる本展は、心霊写真のプロジェクトから発展させた、原田にとっては初めての試みとなる映像作品とデジタルコラージュで構成されます。
新作の映像作品は、「見届けること」や「意味を与えること」を念頭に、搬入期間中のギャラリーで十数時間にわたり観客不在のパフォーマンスを行い、その様子をノンストップで記録し作品化するものです。
制作の背景には、原田がここ近年、個人的にも社会的にも、不条理な人間の憎悪、暴力、嫉妬などの感情を体験/目撃してきたことがあります。合理的な解釈を見出すことすら難しい、理解不能な悪意に見舞われたとき、私たちはつい言葉を失ってしまいがちです。しかし原田は、「ある出来事について語る言葉が奪われてしまったときにこそ、その出来事をできるだけ長く『ただ見る』ことによって、新しい意味や存在理由を組み立て直すことができるのではないか」と語ります。
さらに映像とあわせて、2019年から制作が始められたデジタルコラージュの新シリーズも展示される予定です。

One Million Seeings
October 8th – October 26th, 2019
KEN NAKAHASHI (5F, No.2 Shinjuku Bldg., 3-1-32, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
11:00 – 19:00
Closed on Sundays & Mondays
Opening reception: October 11, 17:00 -19:00
*Public Open Screening Event for 24 hours: Starting from 19:00 on Friday 25th through 19:00 on Saturday 26th. Free entrance. Come and go as you please.




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