- Tutor: Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo
- Pigment photo on aluminium composite, series of 21 photos, video 1 min 58 sec, text
Flight draws on two photo books as its sources of inspiration. Ravens (Karasu in Japanese) by Masahisa Fukase is hailed as a masterwork of Japanese photo art and can be considered one man’s journey on the path of self-discovery, raising questions on the true self. Murder, a photo book by the Canadian photo artist Guillaume Simoneau, enters into a dialogue with Fukase’s work and expands on the topic of existentialism.
For Fukase, ravens became a reflection of himself. Simoneau uses ravens as an aid to help him suggest a world where light and dark can coexist. In my search of self, I was trying to find the answer, but it seems I am finding the question instead. Through these two photo books, ravens are becoming a different kind of symbol for me, that of the search for community and belonging. This photo series and video express the foggy veil of the unknown and a search for direction but also the wish to belong and soar, thus drawing my studies and search of self to an intermediate conclusion.
Link to the video: https://itwasloud.net/Art/2022/Flight