A Japanese word (from the Japanese characters for water "sui" and stone "seki") for a stone shaped by natural erosion. The Chinese, influenced by Taoism, originated the concept, and use their own terms, calling their stones "scholars' rocks." Some in the West refer to suiseki as "viewing stones." Suiseki is the study and enjoyment of such stones as objects of beauty.
GOOGLE STREET VIEW
Suiseki is a Japanese art of laying stones and finding deep senses in them e.g. images of mountains from a distance. In this work I use images generated by Google Street View - substitutes of traveling around the Japanese mountains. Images are searched, processed and printed. Certain processes are repeated. New paths of objectification of the image are emerging, striving to create a static original. In the case of a traditional Suiseki, a meeting with a real object results in the creation of imaginary images. In Digital Suiseki, this process is reversed - it is a series of actions aimed at giving a material form to images - the representation of powerful Japanese mountains.
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RC exposition concept by Paulina Brelińska, all links and media are the part of curational research which I did during preparation of final year project Voyager's Record / Rejestr podróżnika. 2017-2018.