Atsushi Momoi

Atsushi Momoi was born in Osaka, JAPAN, in 1979. After studying sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University, he went to the London College of Printing (currently the London College of Communication) to study photography. His main theme of photography is the visualization of the relationship between three things – the individual, society and the world itself. By intending to show the various layers of the world which appear when grasping the materials as it is mingled with his own memory, he pursues a new sense of value to update people’s perspectives. Momoi was nominated for the Espy photo award in 2015 and in 2014, his work “score (Scene1 / Tokyo)” was published by The Velvet Cell which is an independent publisher in the UK. He currently lives and creates in Tokyo, JAPAN.


In this work, I’ve been inspired by my personal experience that some fragmentary memories are recalled irrelevantly, indeed it happens to all of us. These memories having utterly different contexts in time and space respond to each other as fragmental images in light and then they are about to connect with one light after another. While “past and there” which have been reconstructed and modified to suit “now and here ” remain and flicker, I recognize that my consciousness is composed of layers of memory.

In order to visualize this dynamic process about evocation, I shot my Mac display monitor which is randomly projecting the photographs taken by myself, a gathering of memories, by a function of slideshow. Not only through re-photographing incoherent images overlapped on a monitor, but also making use of the specific character of photography which is to “save the memories” as a metaphor, I have tried to trace the form of consciousness derived of memory.
My aim of this work is to reconsider the connection between the “past” memory and the presence of “now”.

To view more of Atsushi Momoi’s work please visit his website.


Photo Credit : Céline Clanet

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