●Work 1 - Newspapers
I have a habit of reading newspapers. I am hooked on it. It’s quite common habit but it’s interesting. It transforms large amount of information into sentences. It’s up to you where to start.
My way of enjoining newspaper is reading the editorial column in an intelligence mood, although I don’t understand the contents, or reading “today’s recipe” and enjoy it in the imagination, although I would never try cooking, those are not very useful.
However those papers come to old papers after a day. It will be wasted with the information for the day which would never be again. When I was thinking about it, I feel that I couldn’t simply throw it away and decided to wad up the papers which I had just read for the day. In brief, newspapers are the papers which contain a lot of information. I thought that if I pile them up, I would be able to create the whirl of information for the society I live in.
I often pick up the whirl as the theme for my work to express a spiral. It is the symbol to me for the time and the society which surrounding me. I think that we are sometimes along with the time flow but sometimes against it and we endure a hard life in those current which we cannot escape from. My working style is in dairy life. Reading newspapers is what we do in general. By doing it, we are unconsciously soaked up in information. We will know about our society and countries we don’t know from Newspapers. We can have the newspaper even in a bad weather or how worse depression we are facing. We cannot stop our society. I rolled up those newspapers for a year.
My work style is in ordinary custom in a dairy life. I don’t use any complicated techniques.
Because the art is not the skill. I only need a paper cutter and some glue and no expensive color not high technology equipment. We should live seriously. This work is not the exception. All I do is cutting newspapers which are in every houses and nothing special in pieces for what I read and roll them up.
The shape of the outcome of the continuation of work could be the symbol of our society. The whirl of newspaper is swallowing up the memories at that time. What kind of future is this item which is getting larger going to get involved with?