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2015 年 4 月24 日(金)〜5 月 16 日(土)

西村多美子 写真展「猫が・・・」
Tamiko Nishimura "Kittenish..." 

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オープニングパーティー:4月24日(金) 18:00~20:00
※会期中日、月、4/29 休廊、5/5~5/6 通常営業
※4月25日(土) 六本木アートナイトに参加致します。営業時間延長20時まで。
※同時開催:4月24日~5月9日「実存-状況劇場1968-1969」写真展。会場:ときの忘れもの

We will have an opening party on 24th April from 18:00~20:00.
During the exhibition period, we are closed on every Sunday, Monday and 29th April. We are open on 5th and 6th April (National holidays).
Special open hours until 20:00 for Roppongi Art Night on 25th April.


「猫が・・・」は1970年に私にとって初め てカメラ雑誌に掲載された作品である。「4 GIRL PHOTOGRAPHERS」という特集で、1人2~3ページの掲載だった。わざわざ4 Girlsの特集を組むということは、当時日本では女性カメラマンがいかに少なかったということだ。その時担当だった「カメラ毎日」の名物編集者山岸章二 氏の写真を見ての第一声は「多美子がお行儀の悪い写真を撮ってきた。でもおもしろい」だったことを覚えている。 芝居や行きずりの町、舞踏家や指揮者などいろいろな写真を撮ってきたが、被写体が何であれ、常に知らない町を歩きながらスナップ感覚で撮るというスタンスは一貫していたように思っている。 (西村多美子)


Kittenish...

“feels like somebody is watching”

On a bitterly cold and rainy night a friend came to stay. Silence hung heavy in the fading light, and I felt a dread of the long oppressive night ahead. Staring directly at my friend I felt a kind of impatience, of repugnance, of annoyance. I could run away any time. I began to think I really shouldn’t be here, but then, strangely, something began to dissolve inside of me, and my perspective suddenly changed to that of a cat kept in a woman’s room or an insect living in a kitchen.

In the darkness, or in the dazzling sunlight, I am suddenly overcome by the sense of a gaze, as if “somebody is watching.” It’s not necessarily the gaze of a person. I cannot help thinking that the gaze of something inappropriate is directed at me, wrapped around me. But of course it is me looking at myself and, on the contrary, I am simply there on my own.

If I took photographs, having abandoned my identity as a woman, I think this would leave me with no sense of reality. This doesn’t mean that I take photographs with a conscious sense of being a woman; just as from birth a man is a man, without being simply a woman, for me there is no beginning.

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写真集『猫が・・・』ご購入はこちら

判型: 192 x 240 x 10 mm | 頁数: 64頁
掲載作品43点 | 日本語、英語
ハードカバー | Zen Foto Gallery 刊 (2015)
700部限定 | 5,400円 (税込)

Photography book "Kittenish..." Purchase

Size 192 x 240 x 10 mm | 64 pages |
43 photo plates Text in Japanese, English | Hard Cover |
Published by Zen Foto Gallery in 2015 |
Limited edition of 700 copies | JPY 5,400

 





開廊時間Open hours:
Tue(火)- Sat(土)12:00 - 19:00
(closed on Sun., Mon, & National Holidays 日・月・祝休廊) 
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