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ephemeral / eternal 01 from Hideo Nakane .


May we think about it:

While having breakfast here now, I wonder what you are doing? Today, suppose I’m to go to the gallery later, I may see you there or may not see you there. No-no, you won’t come to my show because you never know me. However, you may coincidently pass through the same ticket gate of Shinjuku Station without noticing me, or possibly, we may encounter somewhere, someday in the future finally. Such things happen to not only the relationship between you and me, but similar processes may also occur and cross multilayered (or may not...), and then, each individual may finish their own lives at last.

The process does not exist only in a person-to-person relationship, it may be seen in a vapour trail you look up or on a page of your favourite picture book. It could be a second hand of your pocket watch on your palm or in a piece of blue petal enclosed between glass plates. Small words are released in a small process opened in this space, and the words slightly touch your fingertips.


ephemeral eternal

Firmiana simplex (Chinese parasol tree): Regard as the tree where the phoenix lives in China. Use for joinery, furniture, musical instruments and so on. During the Pacific War, its seeds were roasted to make it a substitute for coffee. - On the impossibility of standing close to other people's sorrow, 22 Aug – 19 Sep 2018

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