When defining the temperament of recent times, the preoccupation with the Self seems to be an all-encompassing subject. A sense of radical individualism has dominated mainstream discourse. Society acts as a Self-image generating machine, and during this process, a special kind of visual isolation is achieved, one in which the other is no longer perceptible. A person becomes surrounded with their own likeness, and that likeness becomes comparable to a saint or a god. However this saintly figure is never perfect, ever-idealized, and unattainable. Alongside this realization arises a unique sense of emptiness, an underlying feeling of failure that one is never fully conscious of at one given moment.
Supported by Tokyo Wonder Site Emerging Artists Program (2009)