Reduction / Outline / InterpretationJun. 07, 2022 (Tue.) - Jun. 25 2022 (Sut.)

Venue:The White


The Whiteでは、澤田育久の新作による展覧会 "Reduction / Outline / Interpretation" を開催します。
澤田はこれまで、代表作「closed circuit」など、写真を使って物の見え方の発見を試みる作品を発表してきました。
澤田の新シリーズ「Reduction / Outline / Interpretation」では、古いコンパクトデジタルカメラを使用しています。 たとえ荒い画像でも、いくつかのイメージは写っているものや状況を認識または予想することができるでしょう。それは、私たちは知識によってイメージを補完し、写真を作り上げていることを示唆しています。
今回の展覧会にあわせて同名の写真集(特装版 5部 ¥10,000 / 通常版 25部 ¥3,000 )も出版されます。この機会にどうぞご高覧くださいませ。

The White is pleased to present "Reduction / Outline / Interpretation", an exhibition of new works by Ikuhisa Sawada. Sawada has previously presented works such as his representative work "closed circuit". He attempts to discover how we see things through the use of photography.
Sawada's new series "Reduction / Outline / Interpretation" uses old compact digital cameras. Some images will allow us to recognise or anticipate what is captured or the situation even with a rough image. This suggests that we complement our images with knowledge and build up our photographs.
Sawada's images ask us to what extent a photograph can be a photograph and what makes a photograph a photograph, when the information about the subject is reduced from the photograph.



When I take photographs, I do not need information on the subject - the name or role of the object in the photograph - but only respond to the line, surface and colour. In other words, the objects I photograph are not the things themselves but the relationships between them.
If I use the lines, surfaces and colours derived from the relationships between objects to create my images. The objects that are clearly expressed and evoke meaning will themselves become noise. Suppose concrete objects are discarded and reduced to lines, surfaces and colours. In that case, illusions and stories are eliminated. The landscape appears as a pure structure left to visual interpretation alone.
One would expect the image to be reduced to what is purely visible on the surface, dispelling perception through knowledge. Still, an unresolved photograph would invite decipherment through knowledge. And the image would be supplemented. However, I expect that the relationship between photograph and object will then cease to be equal, thereby liberating the photograph from the object.