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Aftereal at ALF

    Director: Yasuhiro Chida

    Photo: Janus van den Eijnden

    Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

    Amsterdam Light Festival
    Fluorescence thread, UV light, Motor
    Flexible D:35m x W:35m x H:1.5mAfter

    This work that was exhibited at the Amsterdam Light Festival allowed the viewers to experience an unsubstantial space. It was composed of a vibrating device, Thuorescent threads, and ultraviolet lighting. Approximately a hundred white pieces of thread, each thirty meters long, emitted fluorescent light that covered the entire exhibition space. Each thread that vibrated at high speed reacted to the ultraviolet lighting and emitted a bluish color. Thus, the vast, wave-like movements of lights that occurred before the viewers’eyes did not actually exist in that space. Rather, those images were afterimages that only existed in their eyes or brains. In other words, there is no such thing as a true appearance, for what we see are appearances that our bodies, acting as mediums, have captured. (T. N.)

    この作品は振動子、糸、紫外線の照明によって構成されている。長さ30m、約 100 本の蛍光を発する白い糸が、展示空間全体を覆うように張られている。それぞれの糸は高速で振動し、紫外線の照明に反応し青白く発光する。広大な波打つ光の平面は、しかし実際にはそこにあるのではなく、網膜または脳の内部にのみ残像として存在している。真の姿というものはどこにもなく、私たちは身体という媒体が捉えた姿を見ている。