Archive for November 19, 2017
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This is the Poem of a Cacophonous City. It is a collection of film images that represents the noise and clutter of Nagoya, a major city in central Japan. It is inspired by a friend of mine, a lady who is twice my age, but she really loves poetry, and is so deep into it, it is astounding at her insight into language and the visual poetry I see in my head when I listen to her read or perform her work. Subtitles for each image also connote a particular aspect of cities. Here is the first blogpost on this collection: POTW: Poem of a Cacophonous City.
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When you spend a day out in Japan, what do you really need to carry with you? What do other traveller’s themselves take? Here’s that video, and leave your comments below or on the YouTube channel.
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City of Ghosts on display at the Nagoya Artists Exhibition. Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2yEjvrW.
This is the first display by me for a few years. Please come and check it out, perhaps meet me, and see many other wonderful work by other expat artists. Details:
- When: 7th to the 12th November
- Time: 10am to 7pm each day
- Where: Nagoya International Centre
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I’ll be there on Wednesday afternoon, late Friday, and some of Saturday and Sunday. This collection will expand in the coming year or so with more photos relating to this concept.
About the series
A film expert discovered the first colour footage taken of London. After reviewing this footage, he felt that whilst cities are permanent, in fact London has changed little since 1927, the people are constantly changing. Our lives are fleeting and transient, and so he said that people are like ghosts passing through the city. In fact, we live our lives, and carry out our affairs with earnest, energy, seriousness, and with hard determination. All of our struggles, achievements, disasters, love, loss, happiness, sadness, and more are lived out in these spaces called ‘a city’. However, what remains of our individual lives after we die? Very little. The architecture, the monuments, the transport spaces, offices, work spaces, the market spaces, the houses, and the culture of the people who survive today, which will be passed on and tweaked by each new generation. Otherwise, there is no memory of the individual people will remain, except for a few monuments. Even though we are alive now, we are already merely ghosts passing through the permanence of the city space.
Um especialista em cinema descobriu as primeiras imagens a cores tiradas de Londres. Depois de revisar estas filmagens, ele sentiu que enquanto cidades são permanentes, de fato, Londres mudou pouco desde 1927, as pessoas estão constantemente mudando. A nossas vidas são fugazes e transitórias e, portanto, ele disse que as pessoas são como fantasmas passando pela cidade. Na verdade, vivemos as nossas vidas e realizamos nossos assuntos com ânsia, energia, seriedade e com determinação. Todas as nossas lutas, conquistas, desastres, amor, perda, felicidade, tristeza e mais, são vividos nesses espaços chamados de “cidade”. No entanto, o que resta das nossas vidas individuais depois de morrer? Muito pouco. A arquitetura, os monumentos, os espaços de transporte, os escritórios, os espaços de trabalho, os espaços de mercado, as casas e a cultura das pessoas que sobrevivem hoje, que serão passadas e ajustadas por cada nova geração. De outro modo, não há memórias de pessoas individuais que permanecerão, com exceção de alguns monumentos. Embora estejamos vivos agora, já somos meramente fantasmas passando pela permanência do espaço da cidade.