- June, 24, 2017 10:00 〜 June, 28, 2017 21:00
- リッキー・ドーンボス/Ricky Doornbos The Wanderers
Ricky Doornbos uses documentary photography as a means for doing visual research. With an interest in local historical events, he investigates how various histories are manifested and interpreted in the broader scheme of contemporary globalization.
For his stay at Tenjinyama, Doornbos uses the 1936 grand tour undertaken by the Japanese Emperor in Hokkaido as a point of departure. It was a large scale military exercise and propaganda tour in order to bind the local people of Hokkaido to the Empire. It also was to be the Emperors last tour with the divine status as Ikegami, or living kami.
For this project, Doornbos studies how photography helped shape a certain mythologization proces. Together with designer ManHong Lam he studies various histories and tries to find connections within contemporary Japanese culture here in Hokkaido. This exhibition is a first visual result of the research here at Tenjinyama Studio.