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Ayako Yoshimura

Places – a city, 2014

A video work constructed from still photographs taken from observation points in 12 big cities in the world. All the images are seamlessly joined together creating one metropolis. All distinctive landmarks in each city, traffic and signs; the elements which a city identifies herself with and give one a sense of orientation, are erased. What occurs here is the loss of the site in favour of the bland grandeur of globalization. The work is made to be shown in loop, as an infinitely continuing city.

Inspired by built environments and their representations, visual artist Ayako Yoshimura uses her own video and photographic images as well as found material of urban landscapes, such as cities, suburbs, parks, museums and zoos, to present the ideals and paradoxes...
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