Spectrum file 15 - 森永 泰弘 Yasuhiro Morinaga / by Jay Brown

Yasuhiro Morinaga continues to develop material from Lijiang, invited to show a video of the making of the recording of He Xiudong released last year:


【推薦者の言葉】
アーティストはいつの時代も自由に様々な領域を横断し、私たちに新鮮な驚きや喜びを与えてくれます。
森永泰弘は録音(レコーディング)をよりどころとして、デザインとアート、視覚体験と聴覚体験、民俗・人類学な現地調査と先端テクノロジーといったいくつもの領域を自由に横断しながら活動しているアーティストです。
自身の作品はもちろんのこと、振付家や美術家とのコラボレーションや国内外の映画作品におけるサウンドデザイン、そしてアジア各国における伝承音楽や儀礼のフィールド・ワークなど、その活動は縦横無尽です。
今回展示されている中国雲南での調査を経て制作された映像作品「Forgotten Kingdom – Dongba Shaman in Lijiang」は、森永が現地に約5ヶ月間滞在し、地元の方々の信頼を得てはじめて撮影し得た貴重な映像です。
お互いの文化を尊重し、芸術や文化におけるつながりを育むことは、グローバルに生きる私たちにとって、大変重要なことです。「スペクトラム」という言葉も、領域間の静的な境界を示すだけでなく、個人と個人、国と地域、様々な個別の領域の間をつないでいく活動と読み取ることで、そこに潜む多くの可能性が見えてくるかもしれません。

Artists have always cut freely across different areas and disciplines to give us fresh surprises and joy.
Yasuhiro Morinaga is an artist working freely across several different fields—design and art, visual experiences and auditory experiences, ethnology and anthropology, field surveys and cutting-edge technology—with recording as his linchpin.
His work roams far and wide as a matter of course, from collaborations with choreographers and visual artists to sound design for international films and field world on folk music and rites around Asia.
His exhibit is “Forgotten Kingdom – Dongba Shaman in Lijiang,” a video work created after fieldwork in the Yunnan province of China. Morinaga spent around five months in the region, gaining the trust of the locals to film this precious footage for the first time.
Respecting each other’s culture and fostering connections in culture and the arts is extremely important as we continue to live in this global age. By interpreting the word “spectrum” not only as something that shows static boundaries between domains but also as activity that connects individuals, countries and regions, and various separate territories, we can perhaps see its numerous latent possibilities.