Landscape of Erosion-Berlin


1.Landscape of Erosion – Landscape seen from the concentration camp / 2019 / 3000×1000×30mm / Aluminum, UV print / GlogauAIR/ Berlin, Germany

2.Landscape of Erosion – Landscape from the Berlin Wall was / 2019 / 1500×1000×30mm / Aluminum, UV print  / GlogauAIR/ Berlin, Germany

3.Landscape of Erosion – Landscape from the Berlin Wall was / 2019 / 1300×1000×740mm / Aluminum, UV print, Firewood / GlogauAIR/ Berlin, Germany

In Berlin, I am focusing my research on historical heritage. For example, a landscape that was once blocked by a wall, or a landscape that someone might have seen from a concentration camp or the old airport. But of course there are no visible traces left there. Instead of the wall or landscape that might have been there, there are spring greens and flowers, people enjoying picnics inthe parks, apartments and stores, construction sites and so on – very common scenes of Berlin.

During the research, a Japanese word came to my mind – 無常/ Mu-jyo – the sense of the impermanence of nature as described in Buddhism. It means “as past events and daily life spread in front of us, there are changes with the passage of time, and everything eventually disappears”. I felt a similar feeling observing the redevelopment of the Tokyo Olympics and the landscape of Fukushima after the disaster.

I want to make a landscape with an invisible void as history is made up of light and shadow. The difficulty of seeing it is similar to the difficulty of seeing the folds of unknown time-events in a modern landscape. However, I think the void is also revealing the present and finding a new viewpoint in the landscape.