In Search of Colors
Color is a phenomenon that always exists with interaction. In a space where many colors coexist, individual colors can obtain another value, depending on its relationship with other colors surrounding them. A red can be perceived as another value of red, or even as blue and green.
There are metaphors used to describe the structures of cities; tree structure and rhizome. In a tree structured city, things are differentiated in a hierarchical way, in which they spread out from center to peripheries like tree branches (A City is Not a Tree; Christopher Alexander, 1965). In a rhizome structured city, there are multiple centers that are placed randomly and expand like ameba (A Thousand Plateaus; Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari, 1980).
In Search of Colors focuses on the characteristics of cities and metropolis and their appearances. This project is conducted with basic research on the subject place, interviews to experts and citizens, and photographs of urban spaces that are made through the interview and my own experience in the subject place.
The subjects that are photographed are treated as individual elements, as colors. All of the elements have something combinable and interchangeable to produce its own value and characteristics. The value of colors change depending on the interaction between the elements.
Currently working on Tokyo, Japan from 2019 until 2021, with the support of Tokyo Tender Table, co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan and GoodThinks.org, in Karlsruhe, Germany.