It's selling well

20-28 September 2016

Fake Shopping Channel, 14min 28sec

Paris (France)

Is Western culture the object of people's adoration? Then, is the numerous culture going to be homogeneous gradually? From my experience at Morocco, this tendency is not only North-Africa’s situation, but also a lot of cultures even in Japan. In this exhibition, I addresses to pose the question about this tendency of the homogenisation of the world these days by creating a film piece which is the fake shopping channel.

I gathered the objects from immigrants who were born after decolonization, which were brought from their own county and they do not need any more. The objects will be gotten rid of the color from original surface by demonstrator’s numerous actions in the fake TV programme. I would like to express these real situation using humorous way in order to emerge the question about the possibility of homogeneous situation by the fiction.

西洋への憧憬か。よって傾倒か。作家のモロッコでの知見はもはや、日本人である自身に当てはまることでもあった。

脱植民地後に生まれたパリに住む北アフリカからの移民達から“故郷から持ち寄ったもの。そしてもういらないと判断したもの。”を集めた。ゆっくりゆっくり、ぞんざいな方法で色を削ぎ落とす。その行為は滑稽で、どこか切実だ。均質化しつつある世界は、いい事なのかダメな事なのか。わたしたちはまだ判断する術を持たない。でも、一方的にそれらの行為を受容していないだろうか。今日もまた、どこかの色が薄まっては消えていることに、誰も気付いていない。

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Video installation 

Gathering people who are watching the shopping programme in London.