Photographing a One-Person Show: Artwork by Daisuke Takakura

Written & Curated by Lilly Ball

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Each one of us is a grid of selves, a messy flux of psychic debris. These selves follow us everywhere—the cautious among them prodding for corners and edges, the adventurous taking chances. They pass through us like ghosts, massaging the heart, tugging an arm, influencing our every movement and decision. Japanese artist Daisuke Takakura plays with the ideas of space and time and self, reproducing the same person multiple times in rooms, forests, and fields, each busying itself with a different pose or activity. These kaleidoscopic portrait studies challenge our concepts of identity and time, confronting the very idea that we are our own person. 


German philosopher Martin Heidegger said that “Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” Takakura’s series Monodramatic, seems to attest the opposite.

 

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURA

PHOTOGRAPHER DAISUKE TAKAKURAImages ©  Daisuke Takakura


Japanese artist Daisuke Takakura was born in 1980. He has two solo shows; one at the Art Gallery M84 in Tokyo, Japan (2014) and most recently at the Factotum Gallery in Tokyo, Japan (2015). His work has been featured in journal du design, PetaPixelGraine de Photographe, and many others. You can view more of his work at www.casane.jp.


About

Lilly Ball joined FORTH Magazine as Art Director/Brand Manager in the Fall of 2014. She is interested in writing, people, and the forest. lilly@forthmagazine.com.


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