Midori Mitamura

三田村光土里

Before the daybreak

exhibition  Quitet Attentions  2011
Art Tower MITO, Contemporary Art Center / IBARAKI, Japan

Solo showing
Gallery TERRA TOKYO 2013 / Tokyo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The motif used in the film and installations is a water fountain statue of Plato in Italy, which is called Bacchino (Little Baccus).
The statue is a replica of a sculpture created in the late 17th century.

When I saw this water fountain statue I felt a nostalgia that I couldn't express in words and was reminded of my childhood.
When I was in kindergarten, I was a difficult child, who couldn't speak to the other children. All day I would just watch the other children in silence.
I felt as if this statue healed the wounds of my innermost heart.
I ensured myself that I will visit Bacchino when a sad experience might happen to me.

I visited again after 5 years and spent a time around Bacchino  during a two week stay there.
I had been standing beside Bacchino every morning to wait a daybreak with him.
 
I am interested in a hypothesis of Rupert Sheldrake, who is a researcher in the field of parapsychology. That hypothesis says that our memories are kept in the space and resonated beyond time and space. I agree with this because I often wonder how we can gain knowledge, and an ethical perspective beyond the volume of our short periods of education spanning just a few decades. I believe that memories stacked in space must affect us, not unlike a battery charging system. 

 

I am interesting in a hypothesis of Rupert Sheldrake who is a researcher in the field of parapsychology. That hypothesis says that our memories are kept in space and
resonated beyond time and space. I agree with this because i often wonder how we can gain knowledge, and an ethical perspective beyond the volume of our short periods of education spanning just a few decades.
I believe that memories stacked in space must affect us, not unlike a battery charging system.
I am interesting in a hypothesis of Rupert Sheldrake who is a researcher in the field of parapsychology. That hypothesis says that our memories are kept in space and
resonated beyond time and space. I agree with this because i often wonder how we can gain knowledge, and an ethical perspective beyond the volume of our short periods of education spanning just a few decades.
I believe that memories stacked in space must affect us, not unlike a battery charging system.
I am interesting in a parapsychology. One hypothesis says that our memories are kept in space and
resonated beyond time and space. I agree with this because i often wonder how we can
gain knowledge, and an ethical perspective beyond the volume of our short periods of
education spanning just a few decades.
I believe that memories stacked in space must affect us, not unlike a
I am interesting in a parapsychology. One hypothesis says that our memories are kept in space and
resonated beyond time and space. I agree with this because i often wonder how we can
gain knowledge, and an ethical perspective beyond the volume of our short periods of
education spanning just a few decades.
I believe that memories stacked in space must affect us, not unlike a
battery charging system.I am interesting in a parapsychology. One hypothesis says that our memories are kept in space and
resonated beyond time and space. I agree with this because i often wonder how we can
gain knowledge, and an ethical perspective beyond the volume of our short periods of
education spanning just a few decades.
I believe that memories stacked in space must affect us, not unlike a
battery charging system.

『夜明け前』 Before the daybreak 2011

水戸芸術館現代美術センター 『クワイエット・アテンションズー彼女からの出発』展 / 茨城

個展:Gallery TERA TOKKYO / 東京

 

 作品に登場するのは、バッキーノ(酒神バッカスの子供)と呼ばれる噴水彫刻。イタリアの小都市、プラートの街の広場にある。

人々に愛されるこの噴水は17世紀に建立され、広場ではそのレプリカが水を上げている。

 バッキーノに偶然出会ったとき、言葉に表しようのない幼少の頃の懐かしさが胸にこみ上げて来た。

難しい子供だったわたしは保育園の子供たちと会話することができず、無言のまま、一日中みんなを傍観しているだけだった。

バッキーノは、そんな私の心の奥底にある、忘れかけていた傷に語りかけているような気がした。

街を離れる日の早朝、暗がりの中、たった一人で私を見送ってくれるバッキーノを見つけ、

もしも自分に悲しい出来事が起こったとき、再びバッキーノに会いに来ようと心に決めた。

5年後、再びこの地を訪れたわたしは、毎朝、夜明けを待つためにバッキーノの横に立っていた。

私は、超心理学を研究している生物学者、ルパード・シェルドレイクの仮説に興味を持っています。
その仮説は、私たちの記憶は場所に保管され、時空を超えて共鳴しているというものです。
私はこの仮説に同感です。なぜなら、 知識や、生まれてからの数十年で得られる分量を超えた道徳観をどのように私たちは身につけているのか不思議に思うからです。場所に積み重なった記憶は、バッテリーをチャージするかのように私たちに影響を与えているのかもしれないと考えています。