Following the balloon near Attu, Aleutian Is / アッツ島の風船を追う
title：Following the balloon near Attu, Aleutian Is / アッツ島の風船を追う
artist：Kota Takeuchi / 竹内公太
media：pen, C print, paper, inkjet *with panel
size：21 × 15 × 1.5 cm
1982年生まれの竹内は、2008年東京藝術大学美術学部先端芸術表現科を卒業し、現在は福島県を拠点に活動しています。竹内はこれまで、ふくいちライブカメラのモニターに突如現れた指差し作業員の代理人として災害を見る側の意識と匿名表現者の自意識を浮き彫りにした「公然の秘密」(2012 / SNOW Contemporary、東京) や、遺物を中心に刻まれた記憶を辿った「影を食う光」(2013 / 森美術館、福島)、手（＝携帯機器）で情報を取得する我々の風景をとらえた「手の目」(2014 / SNOW Contemporary、東京)、福島県いわき市の図書館で出会った書籍に掲載された石碑巡りをトレースすることでメディアの性質と人の記憶の有り様を示した「写真は石碑を石にする、それでも人は」（2017 / SNOW Contemporary）など、緻密なリサーチを元に、絵画や彫刻、写真、インスタレーションなど一定の表現方法にこだわらない多岐にわたるメディアによる展示を展開し、記憶や記録に転換する際のメディアの在り方や受け手の意識を浮き彫りにしてきました。
Takeuchi was born in 1982, and received B.F.A. at Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Fine Arts, Intermedia Art in 2008. He currently lives and works in Fukushima, Japan.
In his previous activities, Takeuchi has highlighted consciousness of viewers of the disaster as well as self-consciousness of anonymous performers by suddenly appeared in front of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant live monitoring camera as an agent of a Finger Pointing Worker in his solo exhibition "Open Secret" (2012 / SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo), or traced buried memories including artifacts in "Sight Consuming Shadows" (2013 / Mori Art Museum, Fukushima), or captured our landscapes in which we acquire information from our hand (=mobile phone) in "Eyes on Hand" (2014 / SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo). Furthermore, he disclosed the state of human memory through tracing the path of the stone monument tour documented in the book he encountered at a library in Iwaki, Fukushima, in his solo exhibition “Photographs turn stone monuments into mere stone, but even so people take them” (2017 / SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo), and has continuously been disclosing the nature of media and its recipients through intensive research and presentation in variable forms of art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, or installations.
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