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2020, installation (Digital HD video, sound, mirror film, pen on paper)

Exhibited in the group exhibition "Glory of 2020", which consists of fictional propaganda art to boost' the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

The video work of a man with a smoking torch resembling a torch runs through the city on his own, and a drawing work was made with lines connecting the points where the torchbearer was supposed to run. The theme tune from the film Chariots of Fire (1981) occasionally played from the speakers as an unmotivated hum with a sigh. Torches and monitors were placed to blend into the kitchen of the exhibition space, in an attempt to drop glimpses of the Olympics into the everyday landscape. The fact that the torch relay started in Fukushima was nothing more than government propaganda to promote reconstruction from The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, but the truth, which is inconvenient for the country, is often not reflected in the media. How on earth did the people feel as they watched the meaningless torch lights through their screens?

Group exhibition "Glory of 2020" (2020) installation view (Venue: YUMI ADACHI CONTEMPORARY, Photo by Yuki Maniwa)

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