A collaboration exhibition with a poet, Tohko Satonaka.
"What would you bring if you can choose one thing in the moment of natural disaster? (excluding living things, evacuation goods, monetary items such as cash, bank cards etc)"
"What’s the story behind the object?"
"What intangible thing would you like to leave when you are no longer on the earth?"
"When and how do you think “the value” of things are determined?"
"Why are you here (Beppu) now out of all places? Would you leave Beppu in the future?"
We asked these five quetsions to the people that we have met in Beppu, Japan while we live here. I take their polaroid portraiture with what they have chosen, and Satonaka exhibits her poem created throughout this experience of interviewing each individual.
The exhibition questions the undefined concept of worth and value to each person while we all experienced the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake, and tries to widen our acceptance on the philosophy and perspective of diverse people in the mixed cultured port town, Beppu.