Postcard Project – Woven Memories
Setouchi Triennale 2016, Fukutake House Asia Platform, Shodoshima
The Postcard Project began in 2008. Up to the conclusion of its first stage in 2013, more than 300 postcards were sent out to embark on their own journeys. The journey of each postcard may be a long and winding one, starting from the collection and making of its image to its arrival at the final destination. Each of them is a letter as well as a record of the time and spaces it has travelled through.
The postcards exhibited at Shodoshima for the Setouchi Triennale belong to the second stage of the Postcard Project. Entitled Woven Memories, this collection of postcard works combines the patterns of traditional Japanese kimono with soy sauce, which has been brewed at Shodoshima for 400 years. Merging the senses of sight and smell, the works invite visitors to experience the history, culture and daily life of Shodoshima and Japan. Images of the postcards were made by accumulating light and time with the technique of “time drawing”. This echoes with Shodoshima’s brewing of soy sauce, which also takes time and uses light. Visitors are welcome to select a postcard they like, write on it their thoughts and love, and send it to someone in a faraway place.
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A blog "Setouchi Island Radio" features the postcard project and the process of sending them to post: