Takashi Homma’s work has come to represent contemporary Japanese photography since the 1990s. In this event, participants will receive an original print of their choosing. But before the print is handed to the participant, the photographer will cut up the print into vertical or horizontal strips. The participant will then freely rearrange the fragments in whatever order they choose. The fragments will be permanently affixed onto a board and then photographed. After the close of the event, Homma will make a selection of these reconstructed photographs and this will constitute the content for this next photography book, scheduled for completion in August. In this two-day event, the photographs available for selection on day one will be different from the photographs available on day two. Homma’s regularly questions the fundamental ideas of photography, challenging conventional precepts, and looks for new potential in photography. In this event, by disrupting the composition of a photography, Homma asks participants to question the nature of how an image is constructed and the meaning that is born from that construction.
Takashi Homma was born in Tokyo 1962. His solo exhibition, “New Documentary” opened at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and toured to the Tokyo Opera City and is schedule to open at the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art in July. His series “Tokyo Suburbia” won the 1999 Kimura Ihei Photography Award and is currently available as an app. Homma’s site is http://betweenthebooks.com