Untitled (Self-Portrait, Twelve Rolls of Exposed Film)|無題 (セルフポートレイト、12本の露光されたフィルム)

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I photographed myself, shooting twelve rolls of film,
and subsequently exposed them to the light before processing.
they remain unprocessed, losing all the information once they possessed.
some are brutally exposed right after, some remain relatively intact.
yet, all of the images are, let the process be quick or gradual, being encroached by light.
eventually, the light itself will erase all the “memories of light.”
afterwards, what remains is the history,
the history they generate through their existence and
their presence as something more than pure photographic medium;
the secretive interrelation being built between them and myself,
the questions they, with their own subjectivity, pose on others,
and discourses develop through them.

“While each memory has its own context, the light that strikes each of these appears in complex interplay inside me and is regenerated as a new memory of light, which in turn continues to require and presage the further stimulation of the next light and memory. The one place where all of these cycles of light and memory converge is “history.” Photographs are fossils of light and memory, and photographs are the history of memory.”
Daido Moriyama, “Myth of Light” from Memories of a Dog

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12本のフィルムを使い、自分を撮影しそして現像する前に、全てを開き露光しました。彼らは現像される事無くそのままの状態で、だんだんと植え付けられた情報を失ってゆきます。何本かは暴力的に引き抜き露光され、何本かはまだ露光の量も少ない。しかし全てのイメージは、たとえその過程が速かれ遅かれ、光によって浸食されています。最後には光そのそのものが、『光の記憶』を消し去ってしまうでしょう。後に残るのは、ある歴史だけ。彼らの、写真的媒体というものを超越した存在が語りかける歴史、僕と彼らとの間で取り交わされたの秘密裏の関係、そして彼ら自身が主体的に、見る人に投げかける問いとそこから生まれる対話。
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