Our daily lives can be thought of as a world that, taking out the symbolized, surface images, is constructed by a processed and edited identity. This work is a film work that was joined together by asking a Shinto priest, a firefighter, a female store manager, and a Buddhist priest some questions and editing their answers. The video, which shows only bust shots and not the people’s faces, connects together only the words that don’t become words – conjunctions and interjections like Er, Umm, and Yeah – and projects the anonymous person from the enumeration of words that are at first glance meaningless. You could say this is extracting the surface field that people have, where people sense that person’s “identity” from their unclear word fragments as well.
Technique and Medium: Digital video 15min