The exhibition view of “Ryo Shimizu: grassroots prophet” at LOKO GALLERY, Tokyo Japan, 2018
Documented and edited by Ryo SHIMIZU
Camera Operator: Takashi HOKOI
Yebisu International Festival
for Art & Alternative Visions 2018
“Mapping the Invisible”
The partnership program “Displace” vol.1
16 Jan. Tue. – 15 Feb. Thr. 2018
Open: Tue- Sat 11:00 – 19:00
Closed: Sun, Mon
10 Feb. Sat. 19:00 – (Guest: Keisuke OZAWA)
The title of this exhibition, "grassroots prophet" (nameless prophet) came from the idea that I thought of about "a reverse causal relationship", that is, the past has no influence on the present or the future, and if the future is affecting the past, how ordinary people like us influence the past?
In this exhibition, I mainly considers the interviews with "Wansei"(Japanese who was born in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial era) whom the artist met during in the artist residency in Taiwan. I will also show a session with a Wansei, Ms.Yoko Nakada, known as "Reverse singing grandma" and the video work in the installation using the multi-layered structure of the gallery space.