A film ‘Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.’ by Shigeo Arikawa, Japanese artist based in Amsterdam. アムステルダム在住の日本人アーティスト、有川滋男による映像作品「Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.」
A film ‘Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.’ by Shigeo Arikawa, Japanese artist based in Amsterdam. アムステルダム在住の日本人アーティスト、有川滋男による映像作品「Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.」
A film ‘Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.’ by Shigeo Arikawa, Japanese artist based in Amsterdam. アムステルダム在住の日本人アーティスト、有川滋男による映像作品「Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.」
A film ‘Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.’ by Shigeo Arikawa, Japanese artist based in Amsterdam. アムステルダム在住の日本人アーティスト、有川滋男による映像作品「Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.」
A film ‘Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.’ by Shigeo Arikawa, Japanese artist based in Amsterdam. アムステルダム在住の日本人アーティスト、有川滋男による映像作品「Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.」
A film ‘Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.’ by Shigeo Arikawa, Japanese artist based in Amsterdam. アムステルダム在住の日本人アーティスト、有川滋男による映像作品「Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.」
A film ‘Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.’ by Shigeo Arikawa, Japanese artist based in Amsterdam. アムステルダム在住の日本人アーティスト、有川滋男による映像作品「Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.」
A film ‘Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.’ by Shigeo Arikawa, Japanese artist based in Amsterdam. アムステルダム在住の日本人アーティスト、有川滋男による映像作品「Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.」

Blackness reflects Lightness. I see its figure. Nothingness doesn’t mean Darkness.

2016
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|16’23″
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A screening version from the installation ‘The Figure: PART II -To Darkness-’.
The word ‘seeing’ and ‘the image’ are not only based on optical aspects but on total human perception toward the simultaneous existence of inside and outside.
After spending a number of hours in a blackened room, a man was able to memorize in detail the position of objects, the distances between them, and their shapes: the figures of the room. He was even able to play tennis for the first time with short practice.
Although his eyes don’t see anything, he can see everything.
He experiences the black room.
He remembers the room.
He plays tennis for the first time.
He types in the dark.
The imagination is re-constructed with memory. In this process, the image is renewing itself.
(He is blind.)