In search of colour

 

Single channel, ProRes422, 1998x1080, 24fps, Stereo sound, 42’24”

2017

Produced in cooperation with BANSKA ST A NICA (Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia)

One summer, I was in a quiet mental dialogue with Goethe's "Theory of Colors" as I walked through the nature of Slovakia, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. The various creatures I encountered in the forest, the natural caves with their overwhelming space, and the sun. Turning my camera on seemingly trivial events, I captured communication through colors in nature. Touching the colors invisible to humans with my own hands and feet, and trying to reconnect the visible and invisible worlds, the two divided worlds, was like a walkway leading to "lost memories" in both my bloodstream and the streams of the forest.

This video work is composed of seven different chapters, each of which begins with a text written by Rei Hayama.

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