Midori Mitamura

三田村 光土里

"Dramas which people can venture into"

My installations are structured by diverse presentations using various materials such as photos, images, music, language, and found objects that lost those original functions. Also, they represent  "dramas which people can venture into" and reflect their inner stories into my artworks. My critical point of views try to reveal various issues among our societies, human lives and histories in my installations and they depict incomprehensible intertwining of personal consciousness that freely travels back and forth between the boundaries of reality and fiction. Memories always keep going away from my head leaving only impressions in my mind. I make artworks by skimming only impressions from everyday afterimages that are losing those shapes. Drawn by emotions extracted from people living in foreign countries, people who lived in the past, and also my life and the people around me, I am imaging the presence of absence that are drifting around. Even records and historical facts also do not present memories but only produce impressions. Cutting out the outlines of reminiscences, the emotions that once stayed there are reflected onto the shaped silhouette as the impressions. Trails of awkward endearing emotions that are close to everyone's lives beyond any cultural differences and borders just appear there.