Defect in Vision

2 channel HD video installation
12min

2011

I asked real blind persons to act "blind" characters.

I wrote a script for a sentimental short film. The film is about a married couple at the end of WWII. The husband, who is a Kamikaze pilot, is “blind” to the ideology, while the wife, who will be left alone, is “blindly” optimistic. They are having the last meal together. I asked the real blind persons to act this scene.

It all started when I wondered, instead of having an ordinary actor to act a blind character who can see the invisible truth (the traditional motif of "blindness" found in arts and literature), what would happen if I ask a real blind person to act a character who can physically see things but lacks in insight.

This work is commissioned by Daimler Japan Foundation for the exhibition "Invisible Memories" at Hara Museum, Tokyo.

 

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Trapped Voice Would Dream of Silence

21 Mar - 7 Jun, 2015

Arts Maebashi | Gunma, Japan

 

 

Defect in Vision

24 Mar - 12 May, 2012

Annet Gelink Gallery | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

(installation photo: Annet Gelink Gallery)

 

Art Scope 2009-2011 : Invisible Memories

20 Sep - 11 Oct, 2011

Hara Museum | Tokyo, Japan