Walking through the streets of Tokyo you feel constantly observed. Not by the ubiquitous surveillance cameras, but by friendly faces. Looks that advise us, judge us and sometimes seem to laugh at us. Citizens who are accustomed to their presence ignore them, I am fascinated by them. Comic or disturbing scenes are created every time a passer-by crosses these advertising faces. “Unseen”: the ironic condition of these posters that see us but are no longer seen by us. To look at them again is like distorting the very concept of their being. They are looking for our looks, and while everyone no longer sees them, I want them to look at me.
Unseen (2015 – 2019)