MOVIE: "LIFE"

"LIFE" 2020

The world consists of various people  who are living their own lives.

All the characters are the same: "LIFE" written on various kinds of paper from around the world.

"LIFE WITH NATURE"   2020

The mountains in the Himalayas become visible for the first time in 30 years.

 Fishes swimming around the water can be seen in Venice canals.

Sea turtles are thriving on the empty beaches in Florida.

It seems that this awful virus has not only caused great damage,

but also has given us an opportunity to reflect on our approach to nature.

インドではヒマラヤ山脈が30年ぶりに姿をあらわす

ベネチアの運河では泳ぎまわる魚が見える

人気のないフロリダのビーチには大量のウミガメが集う

コロナ禍は私たちにとって苦難であるだけでなく

自然に対する立ち位置を見直す機会でもあります

"LIFE" WAS BORN    2020

This is the Japanese character: "生/LIFE". The running of ink is a natural phenomenon. It is unpredictable, and beyond the control of human hands. I accept this in a positive way, and complete my works together with the power of nature. I think what we have to consider now is not "How we control nature for ourselves", but "How we control our life for nature".

そっと筆を置くと、インク/墨はゆっくりと紙の上を走り始める。これはいわば自然現象であり制御出来ない。しかし思い通りにいかないからといって排除はしない。敢えてこれを受け入れることで、作品は自然の力とともに生まれる。東洋の「自然」という言葉は人を含めた万物全体を示す。人も自然の一部。いま考えるべきことは、「いかに自分たちのために自然をコントロールするか」ではなく、「いかに自然のために自分たちをコントロールするか」ではないか。

"LIFE/生" 2018
From the 86 minute documentary feature film: 'Traces of the Soul'

 'Traces of the Soul'
Winner: 'Best Contemporary Art Documentary' Master of Art Film Festival 2019
Official web: https://www.tracesofthesoul.com
05' 20"
Director: Martin Cooper

"LIFE/生" 2016  (English)
03' 03"
Director: UCHUJIN / Adrian Storey

"LIFE/生" 2016  (Japanese)
03' 03"
制作: UCHUJIN / Adrian Storey