installation view at the artist's studio, 2002

2002年2月
昨年秋のデザイン学会で発表した「シミュラクラ・フード」では、食べ物がテーマだったので、
それ以来毎日食べ物の写真を撮っている。
梅干しだけの日の丸弁当の、そのシンプルなデザイン性に気づく。
Hさんに会う。布にインクジェットプリントができる設備が会社にあるという。いくつかサンプルをお願いする。
ふと、この梅干しが下着になった姿が浮かんだ。
食べることと身体性において何か関係があるからなのか。取り残されたテーマ。
他にも薄手の布があるというので、それを試してみよう。

2002年6−7月
梅干しの写真を取り直す。シワやご飯粒のちょっとした具合が気に入らなかったので。
DMをデザインする。画廊のスペースを思い浮かべながら。
ポストカードという平面もまた、そこに立体的な空間をはらんでいる。
布を仕立てる。出来上がった作品を外へ出し、裏の畑で鉄製のスタンドとともに撮影する。
夕暮れの空の下、静かに風に身をまかすそれら。
あるいは失った身体のシミュラクラというべきかもしれない。


February 2002
'Simulacra Foods' was the theme of the presentation I made at JSSD last autumn. 
I have taken photos of everyday meals ever since then.
I was aware of the simple, pickled plum design of the Hinomaru lunch box. 
I met Ms H.
She said that her studio had an Inkjet printer that can print on cloth, so I asked her to make some small samples. 
Suddenly, the idea of this pickled plum becoming underwear came into my mind. 
Is this because eating and foods are corporeal?
That could become the background of the basic.

June-July 2002
I retook photos of the pickled plum. 
Because I couldn't quite get the same image as I saw it. 
I designed a postcard for my show in August. 
Visualizing the space in the gallery, I gradually began to get an image of the installation view in my mind.
I realised a postcard is physically a 2D plane but involves 3D, virtually, as well.
I made underwear works from thin printed cloth. 
I brought them from my studio to the backyard with the iron bar-stand work, and then I shot some photos.
I left the works as they were. 
Under the twilight sky, the works were swaying in a gentle breeze.
Or maybe it should be called the simulacra representing the lost corporality.

Body Fact #1, 2002, inkjet-printed fabric, hanger, 160x50x10 cm (dimension variable)

Photo ©︎ Kazutaka Tamura

Lost Corporality

I made chemises, trunks and children’s dresses of cloth with thin, translucent inkjet-printed images. 
This simple design comes from the Japanese Hinomaru lunch box containing only a pickled plum and rice.
The image of pickled plums is a metaphor for internal organs.
The concept is that food is a matter relevant to the body and corporality.
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Body Fact #3, 2002, inkjet-printed fabric, hanger, 61x51x8.5 cm each (dimension variable)

Photo ©︎ Kazutaka Tamura

Body Fact #2, 2002, inkjet-printed fabric, hanger, 50x50x10 cm each (dimension variable)

Photo ©︎ Kazutaka Tamura

Gallery View at CASO, Osaka, 20th August - 1st September, 2002

Photo ©︎ Kazutaka Tamura

Simulacra and Food

A sizzling sensation expresses the deliciousness and freshness of food. 
It works as if the visual language conjures the visual images of food.
When we observe the manifestation of visualization, the representative images of food in modern life look like simulacra.
It means that a visualized image is the model for reality. 
Food has become the symbol of a consumer society.
Moreover, food is an information-oriented subject.
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Food Diary March 30, 2002 #3, 2002, inkjet print, undefined size

Food Diary March 30, 2002 #2, 2002, inkjet print, undefined size

Food Diary May 29, 2002 #3, 2002, inkjet print, undefined size

Gallery View at CASO, Osaka, 20th August - 1st September, 2002

Photo ©︎ Kazutaka Tamura

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