8th Art Division Encouragement Prize
Still image [Japan]
scope+ HASHIMOTO Norihisa
Reason for Award
The reason for award lies in its visual novelty. We have never seen such a close projection of the carapaces and joints of insects that are enlarged to a human size. Due to the size or some kind of reasons, they look a little different form their own real beings. Although the images are realistically projected in the size of a human, I feel a new kind of reality rather than the actual reality. Could this visual gap be what the artists has aimed at? Needless to say, the enlarged still images that are created by scanning of state-of-art technology are outstandingly beautiful. The viewers will be emotionally swayed by this visual novelty.