|Makoto MORIMURA: Dear Thomas|
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|Published: October 03 2009|
Image work, interview "Do you know 'Thomas'?"; courtesy of TOKIO OUT of PLACE, copyright © Makoto MORIMURA
Processed portrait which image was originally retrieved from Google"; courtesy of TOKIO OUT of PLACE, copyright © Makoto MORIMURA
”The artist mistakenly received one e-mail for 'Thomas' in 2006. He started looking for the 'Thomas' from the time". This solo exhibition of Makoto Morimura (b. 1976) shows works related the search such as a processed portrait image originally retrieved from Google.
|Last Updated on October 23 2009|
The artist mistakenly received one e-mail for Thomas. He started search (sousaku)/creation (sousaku) to find out the Thomas relying solely on the name. In one exhibit, all the alphabets printed on maps and magazines, except for T, H, O, M, A and S, are erased with white-out. What Morimura intends to “correct” deliberately using collection fluid is “information” burying the existence of the Thomas. Nevertheless, his attempt may also be considered as an act to make the nonexistent person, the Thomas, appear on paper. (Translated by Nozomi Nakayama)