I _ History
Size: 550 x 360 x 150 mm
material：water-based resin, paper, water-based pigment
Year of creation: 2020
Memory is something that all people have, whether it is a favorite toy when you were little, a meal you ate yesterday, a recent incident in your neighborhood, or a war in a country you saw on the news this morning.
We can say that various events are memories, but at the same time, what we remember and have not forgotten is the meaning of our existence as "memories".
Do you remember what you played with when you were a child, do you remember the breakfast you had this morning, do you remember the incident you saw on the TV news yesterday, or do you remember the deaths in the recent war?
No matter what it is, memory dies when we forget. In order not to kill memory, mankind has invented "recording".
These include pictures such as the murals in the Lapa Siega cave, hieroglyphs in Egypt, cuneiform in Mesopotamia, cuneiform in China, and three-dimensional objects such as the Venus of Hore-Fels. This has made it possible for "memories" that people should have forgotten to remain as proof of their existence and to be passed on to future generations. However, not all memories can be preserved, and memory is a fragile and dangerous thing.
Some existences are forgotten or lost even after being recorded, and some existences are not even "recorded" in the first place. What is the difference between recorded and unrecorded existence, what is the importance of such existence, and is there no value in the existence of memories waiting to be extinguished? Even if it is impossible for all memories to remain, I would like to create triggers to remember and leave traces of the existence of all things as much as possible. I will shape the memories that are decaying, the ones that are forgotten. Because memory is meaningful when it is recorded.