As part of the "Dusseldorf Photo Weekend" we present a solo exhibition by Shinichi Tsuchiya. The master student of Thomas Ruff lives and works in Japan and he shows his new series "Recorder" among other works.
"I shot photos of disassembling process of the tape recorders manufactured in 1971, 1974, 1976 and 1978, the year in which the Fukushima nuclear reactor unit 1, 2, 3 and 4 began its operation respectively. Ten pictures depicting the process were then reassembled to create a single photomontage. After 40 years, the old tape recorders that originally served as recording devices have now themselves become recording media, and the image allowed me to visualize and highlight the relationship between energy, the recording and the playback."
The, for a photographer unusual, title "No Light" is inspired by Elfriede Jelinek's play script about the nuclear disaster in Fukushima. Shinichi Tsuchiya has accompanied the Nobel Prize winner as a photographer in Fukushima during her research for the play srcipt.