My works are the experiments of visual perception, which is for recovering what has been filtered out.
Seeing makes the world clearer for us while sometimes a stack of images blinds one’s eyes.

Niépce put it in the palm of his hand, which he had secretly obtained, then he mumbled, “rétines.”
It was until long after he pass away that it come to be called “photograpie.”

Something has been filtered out.
If my works have the possibilities of revealing it, it could be synchronized to wisdom, a poem, a dance, or a prayer, which comes down from ancient times.
It can also be applied for getting over the differences of cultures, languages, customs, and so on.


Yoshinori Marui