I’ve been inspired by my personal experience that some fragmentary memories are recalled irrelevantly. These memories having utterly different contexts in time and space respond to each other as fragmental images in light and then they are about to connect with one light after another. In order to visualize this dynamic process about evocation, I shot my Mac display monitor which is randomly projecting the photographs taken by myself, as gathering of memories, by a function of slideshow. Not only through re-photographing incoherent images overlapped on a monitor, but also making use of the specific character of photography which is “save the memories” as a metaphor, I have tried to trace memory as universal experience : how our consciousness are reconstructed by the past images. My aim of this work is to reconsider the connection between the “past” memory and the phase of “now”.
Atsushi Momoi was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1979. After studying sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University, he went to the London College of Printing (currently the London College of Communication) to study photography. His main theme of photography is to depict the relationship between inner and outer self ‒ in other words, to visualize the fluctuating connection between his subjectivity based on layers of memory and the world itself as a recognition object. By intending to show the various layers of the world which appear when grasping the materials as it is mingles with his own memory, he pursues a new sense of value to update peopleʼs perspectives. In 2014, his work “score (#scene1 / Tokyo)” was published by The Velvet Cell which is an independent publisher in the UK. He currently lives and creates in Tokyo, Japan.