Duration : 2023.10.7-2023.11.12
Venue : 3F Clinic Mall, 2-2-4 Daiba, Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel : 03-6246-0726
Web : https://shunartdesign.com/
Artist : 馬良｜Leonn MA
Faramita Flowers – Poetry for unknown from old photos
images generated directly by scanner
This is not a photograph, it’s a direct image produced with an industrial grade scanner.
These old photos of Shanghai, printed on rolls of old film some 80 years ago, are of a family living in Shanghai, well groomed and well photographed, but we don’t know who they are. In one photo, a woman is surrounded by flowers called “the other side of the flower”, also known as the other side of the flower Manjushahua, because its leaves do not see flowers, flowers do not see leaves, legend has it that blooms on both sides of the river Styx, is also one of the four flowers of the Buddhist metaphor for cultivation of the fruits of wisdom, wisdom, transcendence of the earthly realm.
Scanner light moving, as the years mercilessly wash the earth, the spring breeze scattered bones, falling red into the dust. The glass of the face and smile, once again illuminated, perishes and becomes a new frame of existence, time closes the door again, the hourglass turns over, this is new, a brand new oblivion.
(This work is a series as a whole, there is no introduction of individual works)