MatterBy Daisuke Yokota

It’s not the image that keeps being reinvented,
but the physical photo print and film

Untitled from Matter/Burn Out, 2016 © Daisuke Yokota and G/P Gallery

 

Foam presents Matter a new three-dimensional work by the Japanese experimental photographer Daisuke Yokota (Saitama, b. 1983). The exhibition consists in three installation that revolve around the tactile aspects of photography, in which the outcome of the artwork is not determined by the camera, but by experiments with the material forms of the medium. It’s not the image that keeps being reinvented, but the physical photo print and film. The artist is at the frontline of a new movement of Japanese experimental photographers. Yokota is working out of, and pushing forward, a Japanese photography tradition that harks back to the intuitive experimentation of the Provoke generation. The exhibition can be seen from 17 March until 4 June 2017 at Foam. Here for more information.

 

“I GUESS IT IS COMMON TO THINK THAT THE DOCUMENTED IMAGES IS WHAT IS REAL IN
PHOTOGRAPHY BUT BY ACCENTUATING THE MATERIALITY OF THE FILM, WHICH BY NATURE IS MORE REAL THAN THE DOCUMENTED IMAGE, THE IMAGE ACTUALLY BECOMES MORE ABSTRACT,
AND I’M INTERESTED IN THIS REVERSED PERSPECTIVE.” DAISUKE YOKOTA