Masahiro Kodaira, “Shikinejima, Tokyo 2015.8.6”, 2015, gelatin silver print, image size: 52.6 x 35 cm, paper size: 60.8 x 43.2 cm © Masahiro Kodaira
Masahiro Kodaira, “Shikinejima, Tokyo 2015.8.6”, 2015, gelatin silver print, image size: 52.6 x 35 cm, paper size: 60.8 x 43.2 cm © Masahiro Kodaira 

Masahiro Kodaira, “I am that I am”

13/01/2018 - 17/02/2018

TAKA ISHII PHOTOGRAPHY / FILM 
6-5-24 3F Roppongi Minato-ku 
 
#106-0032 Tokyo

www.takaishiigallery.com/   

 
Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film is pleased to present “I am that I am,” a solo exhibition by Masahiro Kodaira from January 13 to February 17. This exhibition, which will be his second solo exhibition, and his first in 3 years, with the gallery, will feature 13 works from the titular series produced after his first show “The Wholly Other.”

"When I walk about as I please, my eyes are drawn to things for reasons I don’t understand. Even as I feel some discomfort, I hold up my camera, adjust a couple of dials, and focus in on my psychological target. Why did I look at it? When I noticed it, I was already looking at it. I’m still looking at it. It maybe that usually, such an event would be explained by saying, “I felt like it.” Thought about more seriously, however, it’s a terrifying thing. Was it really me that felt like it? And how did I start looking at it? I’m shaken by the fact that I notice things only after the eye perceives them.  Before I become conscious of a thing, there is something that surveys and assesses the field of vision. It’s a hidden presence that continually impels consciousness to look and to evaluate.
Masahiro Kodaira, September 2017