Phantom of Mountain 2016
Phantom of Mountain
Cambrian strata from 500 million years ago, the oldest in Japan, were recently discovered in Hitachi City. In ancient times, the world is said to have been one large continent, with these Hitachi strata at the eastern end slowly taking their time moving to their current position. Using the minerals in these strata as a resource, a mine was opened in Hitachi city, developing many industries from there. Matsumoto researched and photographed Motoyama where the mine existed and did field recordings inspired by the many people she interviewed there. This exhibition of photographs and sounds is a space looking back on the journey of strata on a global scale, and the time human beings have built upon them.
Michio Tagiri, HORIUCHI COLOR LTD. ,Tadashi Yonago