Soushi Tanaka : Post

Within ongoing project ‘Post”, photographer Soushi Tanaka systematically takes images of each page of a newspaper each day using multiple exposures, generating data in order to demonstrate the behaviors behind production. With this method, each day all pages from a newspaper are combined into one image (Daily). These images are then reshot using the same method after each month (Monthly) and then all 12 months of a year are gathered and again reshot using the same method (Anually). Within this highly controlled process, Tanaka has produced work which is simultaneously mechanical and anthropological. 

Shedding light on the white space which exists between idea and outcome, our goal with this publication was to display both the work and the forests of details which exist behind it. Post is a project inherently linked to its process, and as such to understand the work you must first understand the process. Therefor this book goes beyond simply showing the project in a completed state, and instead presents it within multiple dimensions. 

Year wraps month, which in turn wraps day, and in this way we are able to sense with form and space the culmination of one year of Post, each image displayed in sequence for the reader to experience the subtle changes rise up as one day passes to the next. 

Essays have been provided by photographer Osamu Kamekura, and Rei Masuda, curator at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, on the topic of Post; illustrating two different perspectives on the project. 

The book also contains a disk with a video documenting the daily production methods used by Tanaka within the project. 

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在持续进行着的项目「Post」中,东京摄影师田中崇嗣每天使用多重曝光摄影系统地生成着数据并且根据那些数据来持续数据制作行为。“Daily”将每天生成的所有报纸的页面进行多重曝光,并转换成一张图像。之后,1个月份(约30张)的Daily通过多重曝光被转换成1张图像的"Monthly"。此后,多重曝光拍摄1年份(12张)的Monthly被转换为1张图像的"Annually"。在这个仪式一样的作品中,田中使用机械性的系统来表示图像的同时,带有人类学性的行动的图形也随之表现。

为了揭示这些存在于思想和结果之间的空隙,我们希望Post的书籍化可以包含其作品本身和背后森林一般错综的细节。因为Post是一个与它的过程存在着紧密内在联系的项目,因此要理解工作结果,便必须要首先理解它形成的过程。因此,这本书不仅仅是简单地展示了一个已完成的项目,而是将它自身所富含的多个维度展示出来。

年份卷裹着月份,月份卷裹着日份,以这样的方式,我们才能够体会到Post这个项目自身在一年的纬度中所传达出的形态和空间。每幅图像都按时间顺序显示,让观众在从当日(当月)转换到次日(次月)的过程中感受到其细微的变化。

田中的老师摄影家金村修先生和东京国立近代美术馆的策展主负责人增田玲先生也根据各自不同的见解,专门为这次Post书籍化的项目撰写了由Post而引发的思考。

本书籍包含附属CD。收录了Post项目每日制作方式和过程的视频。

Size : 282x195 mm
Contents : [126p]
Edition of 100 copies (hand assembled) 
Print : Digital/Offset
Design : ori.studio
Language : Japanese / English
Publisher : da大 in print
Year : 2019
ISBN978-1-9995159-2-8

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