–Sane 2020

Digital prints on laid paper, and letter embossing
21 x 30 cm

The photo series –sane (–さんへ) is digital reprinted analog photos on laid paper and embossed alphabet letters in Japanese. The embossing letters consist of a message to a person who shares friendship beyond the age disparity, nationality, and language.

Memory is highly malleable to connect, rebuilt, and recompose depending on the external stimulus. Even in Vienna, the stimulation exists to indulge in reminiscence of Japan. Photos images are especially easy to evoke remembrance, at the same time, the anticipation of the steadfastness in Tokyo in 2009. However, after ten years, everything changed; friends, village, home, and stores. The transition through time serves sorrow and unfamiliar. This photo series recalls the memory of the diaspora representing the blind letter.