Okutama 1999, Silk Screen / Siebdruck, 10 parts à 65×50 cm – 123×250 cm, edition 100+10 E.A.
2.5 hours outside of Tokyo is a village called OKUTAMA. Nearby, built in the middle of the woods, a concrete factory sticks out. I photographed it with a disposable panorama camera,vertically instead of horizontally. Then I arranged the eight photographs to one tableau. From this ‘panorama’ a blown up ten-part silkscreen was printed on handmade paper in Munich. The piece creates a convex effect and emphasised the ‘deconstruction’ of the factory. That concrete factory a Viennese would call a GSTETTN – everything seems to be wildly thrown into confusion, planlessly built according to the principle “and what else do we need?” CHAOS. At the bottom of the factory, which regularly covers all the trees with concrete dust, there a river picturesque river is to be found in which there are no fish any more, yet hobby anglers come from Tokyo for leasure. Therefore several times a day fish are thrown into the river to give the fisherman prey. A scene that can be seen in the film L+R.