Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Winter Dream, The Story of Water

The japanese artist Ken Matsubara, exhibit his art pieces and video installations for the first time in Italy.
The exhibition will open on the 27th of October 2011 at 6.30 pm and will go on until the 27th of November.

Ken Matsubara uses photos, movies, objects and collages to awaken the depths of people’s memories. While roaming through time and space, a sea of memories float to the surface.
In this way, Ken Matsubara uses his individual experiences in his work. Yet, beyond his own memories he has interest in the commonalities that exist in races and generations. He thinks perhaps this is from the mitochondria, the microorganism of the human race, like an endless DNA that is copied and inherited in memories.
Now in the debris of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan, many people have lost their lives and many are still being searched for. As people search through the rubble they are finding items that they hold dear to their hearts, there lies a symbolic moment in which people will form lasting memories.
In that instance, family albums have been found. So how do we form memories? From
symbolic moments such as finding items that people hold dear to their hearts.
Ken Matsubara would surely like to share these memories with the future generations.
Then steadily, through the study of tragic memories with people he dreams of the day
those memories can be overcome.

The exhibition is produced by Lightbox in collaboration with MA2 Gallery www.ma2gallery.com
For further info on the artist visit also www.oplus.jp/kenmatsubara