Twenty Five Thousand
TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND YEARS TO TRAP A SHADOW / 2021
Outdoor Installation / Neon Light, Steel Stand / 9000:1600 mm
Photo by Ko Yamada / As part of the art festival Streaming Heritage
The title of the work refers to an unfinished and unpublished book written by historian and collector Will Day(1873-1936) in the 1930s,
which is about the origin of moving images and cinematography.
The design of the text was taken from a test print document and has been transformed into a 9m-long neon light by the artist,
and it appears clearly in the landscape when the night comes, and the darkness covers the work.
The work is all about inseparable relationships between Light and Shadow;
the neon light works like a subtitle of film in the landscape that emerges a poetic situation and transforms an installed place into a nowhere place beyond its history.