December 27, 2000
Feeling of being jailed
I went to see your work ["Never
to repeat"], on the last day of the exhibition at the Metropolitan
Museum of Photography in Tokyo. I really liked it very much. I was very
much impressed by the last scene of the tombstone, the temple bell and
I couldn't stop crying. It was a beautiful combination.
Another strong feeling that it gave me was the feeling of being jailed.
I experienced the fear of not being able to leave the place. I played for
almost one hour and discovered all the corners.
After seeing other works, I went back to your work. There were many
Japanese people interested in it. I talked to a Japanese man. He was saying
that it was the best work in the exhibition. He was very much impressed
by the concept that when you got closer and closer to the bars, in one
point you couldn't go any further and it really felt like being in a prison.
Hope to see more works from you in the future. If by any chance you
come to Tokyo someday, please let me know. I'll be glad to see you. By
the way, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I wish you a beautiful new