When You Look At The Landscape (2023-ongoing)

An installation that aims to visually represent the progression of time and free photography from a state of immobility. Three monochromatic photographs depict the perspective from a bridge that attracts numerous tourists visiting Yamanaka Onsen in Ishikawa Prefecture. The photographs exhibit conventional and stereotypical depictions of landscapes. However, once photographed, Kono proceeded to display these pictures on the exhibition room wall, where they will eventually be installed, and subsequently captured new photographs of them using natural lighting. Consequently, the photographs serve as both a documentation of the grand mountains and a documentation of the stream of lights in the exhibition room on a specific day. This causes the viewer's attention to shift between various locations and time periods, as well as between the numerous layers of light captured in the photographs. Here, Kono endeavors to challenge the prevailing notion that photography becomes obsolete once a picture is captured, as well as the idea that it solely shapes the image of things. The landscapes observed by individuals since ancient times are reconstructed, and with each subsequent viewing, they manifest as novel landscapes.

Archival Pigment Print, 600 x 800 mm
Permanent collection of Hanamurasaki in Yamanaka, Ishikawa Japan

あなたが風景を見るとき (2023-ongoing)


アーカイバルピグメントプリント、600 x 800 mm