15th Art Division Jury Selections
Digital photograph [Japan]
The subject of this photographic work is the rear-view mirrors installed at each Berlin U-Bahn subway station to allow drivers to check behind them. The mirrors are taken for granted as an unremarkable part of daily life by those who live in the city, unnoticed and beyond consciousness, but to the artist visiting Germany they seem an exceptional subject for photography. The work employs the motif of mirrors that reflect the way of the world to depict the differences in what people are conscious of, or find incongruous, in a given material or aspect of existence.