artist / cinematographer / researcher of Shiro Kuramata

TAKAO INOUE

井上 隆夫

My work seeks to grasp ephemeral moments, like those taken in photography. I turn them into permanent and material forms. I want to encourage profound and direct experience of looking, and stimulate viewers’ visual awareness. My art aspires to unleash people from their forces of habit, and the restrictions hidden in their daily lives. Capitalist society is for ever expanding. This is true even in situations where individual consumption shrinks. Society seeks profit, promoting more and more systematisation and control. Established notions also function to constrain people and make them rigid. My work, I hope, find a chaotic niche within this, and so provides clues to a break from our problems, or even their resolution. Takao Inoue