Daisuke Yokota

Japan, Tokyo G/P gallery

Daisuke Yokota (JP, 1983) is one of the Japanese visual artists representative of this era who practice unique aesthetic concepts and techniques. He tirelessly attempts to imitate the overwhelming materiality of "reality" in his works by making use of both analog and digital procedures. His series, Matter/Burn Out, is an extension of Matter exhibited in JIMEI x ARLES International Photography Festival. After the festival—which was held 70 years after the end of Second Sino-Japanese War—Yokota burnt the prints of Matter at a vacant lot in Xiamen. This "burn out" process was documented in 4,000 photographs, whereby the data was processed, manipulated, and revived to take shape as a new series of photographs.