Countless squares are painted on the ground. Looking down on Zou-no-hana Park from the elevated Yamashita Rinko Line Promenade, the ground is covered with squares. It is not surprising that nothing should be painted on the ground since it is a square, but to cover it with the same pattern seems to be a kind of blank phobia.
The squares, which seemed to me to be merely blank-phobic, are ordinary shapes, but as I looked at them, I was gradually attracted to them. The more I look at them, the more the patterns, which are only drawn at equal intervals, seem to have meaning. Even though no one is standing on the stage, each rectangle seems to be the mark of the stage.
The fact that there are so many marks means that these many people were originally supposed to fill this square. When I think of this, the square that had felt so spacious is suddenly filled with a sense of lack. The woman walking like Tetris from the top of my field of vision fills the feeling of lack a little, but it is not enough to fill the feeling of lack in all of this square. Unless one person after another appears, all the feelings of lack will never be filled.
|Apr 2022 IN THE CITY KANAGAWA|
|SHADOW SQUARE YOKOHAMA|
April 17, 2022
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS LOXIA 2/35