Imagine Yourself / その後を、想像する
Imagine Yourself(movie), 2019
Single channel video 7'25''(looped)
Imagine Yourself(stand light), Imagine Yourself(tape), 2019
Shown on a large monitor is a smooth animated movie. Just when something is about to happen in the movie, the screen turns dark, and another animation starts. What all of these works have in common is that the viewer cannot directly see how they end, as their last parts or final scenes are truncated.
The human brain is able to predict what will happen next, based on past experiences. The brain of a newborn baby, on the other hand, gradually acquires the ability to foresee things by repeatedly observing all kinds of recurring situations.
The works in this exhibition are displayed with the conclusions of their respective narratives hidden, so that the final moment in each case is only acted out in the viewer's mind. The "pictures" the viewers draw in those moments may turn out completely different, which hints at our emotional sways in daily life situations in which things may turn out as expected, or totally different from how we had imagined them to develop.