Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948 in Tokyo) lives and works in New York/Tokyo. Using photography, amazing invention in the 19th century, he has pursued the possibilities of its validity as medium since 1970s: the Dioramas which brings the stuffed animals back to life by re-killing them with photography. In the Theater series, he explores the photography as a memory device, in which a luminance remains as a radiant blank in the screen after cumulative projection of an entire film. The Seascapes investigates a “presence of water and air” as peculiar phenomenon of the planet earth, how it effects a stratum of the ancient memory for a mankind who is conceited of its position as the top of the evolution of life.
Professor of Research Program (1998)
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