Synapse

Synapse

Audiovisual work
abstract collage
2014 – 2016
HD video
Stereo sound

Nostalgic and precious scenery may be a sweet dream woven by hippocampus. Through many kinds of media, our memories are fabricated, creating a new world every day. Perhaps it was your usual life posted to an SNS that altered my memory. The world seen through your eyes bring forth the Memories in my brain. I yearn after my old days in your memories.

Exhibition
2016 5th Mediations Biennale / Poznań ( POL )
2016 Ostrale’O16 “Error:X” / Dresden ( BRD )

Shunsuke Watanabe collects images from you tube where people just upload a video clip in everyday life, then he edits as collective images and memories, histories of unnamed people in all over the world. His images go beyond border, nationality, identity to show us feelings, histories, memories which it exists in the deeper subconscious level. You might say this is fundamental images in our todays world via social media. Social media allow us to connect each other easier than before , but this happen only in a virtual world. This beautiful images spread and connect with histories, emotions in synapses of our brains , where we could not longer make any definition who is owner of these images and memories.
text by Risa takita