Hitoshi Toyoda: Visual Diary Slide Show “Nazuna”
Taka Ishii Gallery
1-3-2 5F Kiyosumi Koto-ku, Tokyo
Screening held at the Meiji University Nakano Campus, Tokyo.
Taka Ishii Gallery presents a screening of Hitoshi Toyoda‘s visual diary slide show. Hitoshi Toyada is a self-taught photographer who has worked exclusively in the medium of slideshows for the past ten years. These slideshows are silent and consist of images taken in the course of his daily life. While the material is taken from the past, the presentation of one image after another appearing and disappearing places emphasis on the weight and value of present moment. His silent slide shows have been compared to haiku literature because of the way they are able to encompass both the minutiae of daily life and the larger, unknowable forces that govern that life.
From the artist’s description: “It begins with my backyard garden in Brooklyn / one early summer day / Tokyo in the fall after eleven years / visiting a Japanese Amish village / bombing over Afghanistan continues / it was just a mirror / days in a Buddhist monastery deep in the mountains / spring has come / like a thin razor blade / that invisible sound / time at home/ Tokyo / once / the things I photographed, the things I did not, the things I could not. ”
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