Michiko Tsuda


When I was little, a way to the school was paved with inorganic asphalt. While walking on it, I was wondering why the way is "here" and not "there" The reason I got interested in the simple border between the way and a vacant is because I was inspired by an immeasurable quantity of other possible lines I could imagine.

It is true that we usually do not pay attention to an existence of video camera while watching a video. Events happened before and after the cut scene and things existed outside of the video frame are not filmed in the video. Viewers are not able to see the world directly or avoid seeing things through someone's eyes since there should be an intention of a cameraman or artist outside of the frame. While re-defining "here and now" in a place among a cameraman, a subject, and a camera, I am fascinated with presentiment of encountering an unfound order. My works brings the experience to viewer and representation of new order emerged from an apparatus lining in a space. That is to say, my works are formed with being seen by viewers.
In recent years, with capturing a reality with languages and switching a subject and object, re-defining of "here and now" is also tried in my performance works. The voice in a space changes the meaning of happening there. To capturing reality with languages has a resemblance to filming.
Dealing with the political aspects that video images and languages has as media in principle, which always show reality captured by someone's eyes, I would like to discover and represent the alternative order of the world.