Born: 1983- // Yokota is part of a
generation of young artists using photography in subversive
new ways. His approach combines multiple rephotographing
and printing, applying acid or flame to the end results, and
making one-off prints and books from unexpected materials
in staged public performances. Yokota is working out of, and
pushing forward, a Japanese tradition of photobook-making
that harks back to the visceral experimentation of the Provoke
“I don’t make work to express my feelings, it’s more like burning them“
the Zine form: “A self published limited edition zine, the publication marks one of Yokota’s earliest printed works. Experimental and distinct to his book-making process, SITE is a series of images which displays the artist’s photographic approach in exploring both memory and time. With SITE, Yokota chose to experiment with both photoshop and digital forms of image distortion.” https://www.shashasha.co/en/book/site
“His practice consists in constantly revisiting his own archive of personal photographs by adding layers of accidents, in order to metaphorically signify the superimposition of states of consciousness and memories. Of- ten referring to the principles of echo and reverb, Yokota also establishes links between visual and musical fields. One could say that he captures ‘noise’ in the broadest sens of the word.
Daisuke Yokota is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed artist’s books, either handmade and self-published or realized with various publishers.” https://jeankentagauthier.com/en/artistes/presentation/5/daisuke-yokota
DAISUKE YOKOTA — For Color Photographs, I worked with layered sheets of unused, large-format color film, experimenting with the development before scanning them. Generally, photography exists to record reality. The present development of technology ignores the material. Originally, needless to say, film negatives generated the image, and there was paper to stabilize it. In short, photography is a combination of images without the mass and the matter [film and paper]. For
Color Photographs, I focused on this material side. https://purple.fr/magazine/ss-2016-issue-25/daisuke-yokota/
finally, flashback, only because it makes those of the hobby board wonder…
the first group of amateur, the most common type, understand only what they know how to do.
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