Nonhuman Crossing (2013)
woodcut print (panel, Japanese paper, oil ink)
180 x 360 cm

The diagonal crossing in Shibuya is “Japan’s most-watched place” through live streaming, etc. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, mutual surveillance activities on the internet community became a daily phenomenon, and its paranoia awakens the memory of the strict control and oppression during prewar and wartime Japan. This is a visionary artwork in which Chimimōryō (monsters of the mountains and rivers) of the “Dark Ages” are summoned again at the Shibuya crossing where energy of the curse of evil eye is concentrated.

Collection of Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art