How was the collaboration with StareReap?
I think StareReap has two interesting features. One is that it could reproduce printed materials and paints, including their materiality. In other words, it can create a realistic expression that is faithful to the original image.
It is also possible to express a sense of three-dimensionality that did not exist in printed matter - not even a complete three-dimensionality, but a "mysterious dimension" of 2.5 dimensions. I assume this means that it is possible to express a mixture of both reality and fiction at the same time.
The balance of the three-dimensionality, I entirely turned on to StareReap's Printing Director. It became very complexed texture depending on works, even the letters printed on the back of magazines became altogher three-dimensional. I hope you will pay attention to this aspect which reflects the flaneur of dimensionality.
The collages I have worked on in the past have been created by combining fragments of already existing two-dimensional images, such as photographs and printed matters.
While keeping this in mind, the process of transforming a work into a three-dimensional object with StareReap's technology is a process where a three-dimensional object becomes a flat surface, and another person, who is not the artist, tries to read the three-dimensional object from the flat surface again...... many times while moving back and forth between dimensions, and the context is also transformed from what is assumed.
Because there are many hands involved, there is naturally a lot of conversations arise during the collaboration process. This is what I want to do. Times and contexts are becoming more and more mixed and complex. I don't want to create a particular image, but rather a situation in which it comes and goes in different forms, and I thought StareReap would be a good match in that respect.