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OF HOPE AND FEAR

Bhutan

 

 

これは、HIPHOPに魅了され夢を思い描くブータンの若者の物語である。

 

ブータンでは今、若者たちの失業率が高く、社会問題になっている。

物価が高騰していくなか、満足のいく給料が得られる仕事はほぼなく、将来の不安を抱える若者たちが急増。

そんな若者たちの間で流行しているのが、HIPHOPだ。

保守的な仏教国であるブータンではそんな若者たちを軽視する風潮があり、

肩身の狭い思いをしながら、彼らはHIPHOPを通して自分たちの存在を模索している。

 

この本の主人公は首都ティンプーに住む18歳の若者クンザン・チョゲル。

両親は離婚、住む家もない中、HIPHOPを通して仲間たちと出会い、生きる希望を見出していく。

 

この作品は、私自身が撮影したクンザンと仲間たちのドキュメンタリー写真と、彼ら自身が描いたグラフィティを編み込み、クンザンが胸の中に抱く「希望と恐れ」を表現したものだ。

 

OF HOPE AND FEAR

Bhutan

 

 

This is a story of a young man in Bhutan who is fascinated by Hiphop and dreaming better future.

Now in Bhutan, the unemployment rate of young people is high and has become a social issue. As prices rise, there are a small number of jobs that can provide a satisfying level of income. As a result, young people grow more worried over their uncertain future.

Hip hop has become very popular among such young people.In Bhutan, a conservative Buddhist country, there is a tendency to disregard such young people.However, they are seeking an expression of their existence through Hiphop in the midst of fundamental dissatisfaction with the society.

The main character of this book is am 18-year-old young man, Kunzang Chogel, living in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. His parents got divorced, and he’s living alone. Through Hiphop, he found himself a group of friends and also, hope for life.

This work incorporates documentary photos of Kunzang and his colleagues’s lives. I also collected graffitis they created. By weaving them together in a photobook, I wanted to express “hope and fear” Kunzang holds in his heart.

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写真集「OF HOPE AND FEAR」
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関健作 写真集「OF HOPE AND FEAR」

オンラインご予約受付開始

(99部限定、受注生産)

http://reminders-project.org/rps/ofhopeandfearsalejp/

 

◎本文:144ページ

◎言語:英日版

◎サイズ:176mm × 214mm

◎特典:特製ステッカー3点付

◎部数:99部

◎価格:12,000円(税込み、送料別700円、ゆうメールでのお届けになります)全エディション、署名入り

◎写真・編集・印刷・製本: 関健作

 

本書はReminders Photography Strongholdにて2017年5月にヤン・ラッセルと後藤由美によって開催されたワークショップ「Photobook as object」において、コンセプト、編集、アートディレクションを発展させて制作されました。

KENSAKU SEKI ARTIST BOOK

“OF HOPE AND FEAR”

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW.

http://reminders-project.org/rps/ofhopeandfearsale/

Book:144pages

Languages: English and Japanese edition

size:176mm × 214mm

Edition Number: 99 editions only (all made to order) all signed and given the edition number by the artist

Photo  / Edit / Print / Bookbinding : Kensaku Seki

Price: 12,000 JPY (plus shipping fee and handling fee)

Basic Concept: developed in the 2017 photobook as an object workshop by Yumi Goto and Jan Rosseel in collaboration with Reminders Photography Stronghold.

**All books will be produced by the artist from printing to binding, it may take to dispatch 2 to 3 months after we confirm your order.

写真集「OF HOPE AND FEAR」制作動画

 

写真集制作全行程を動画にしてみました。

一冊、一冊丁寧に手作り製本しています。

動画は8分程度ですが、実際は1冊に乾燥時間をのぞいて約3時間くらいかかります。

絶賛販売中です!

 

関健作 写真集「OF HOPE AND FEAR」

オンラインご予約受付(99部限定、受注生産):

http://reminders-project.org/rps/ofhopeandfearsalejp/

Making Movie of artist book "OF HOPE AND FEAR".

Here is the making of video of HOPE AND FEAR by me.

Enjoy watching how I am making.

 

And artist book of 99 editions is available from here.

http://reminders-project.org/rps/ofhopeandfearsale/

​ニコンサロンで個展を開催します!

OF HOPE AND FEAR

関 健作 写真展 

 

 

 

これは、HIPHOPに魅了され夢を思い描くブータンの若者の物語である。 

ブータンでは今、若者たちの失業率が高く、社会問題になっている。

物価が高騰していくなか、満足のいく給料が得られる仕事はほぼなく、将来の不安を抱える若者たちが急増。 

 

そんな若者たちの間で流行しているのが、HIPHOPだ。 

 

保守的な仏教国であるブータンではそんな若者たちを軽視する風潮があり、肩身の狭い思いをしながら、

彼らはHIPHOPを通して自分たちの存在を模索している。

 

物語の主人公は首都ティンプーに住む18歳の若者クンザン・チョゲル。両親は離婚、住む家もない中、HIPHOPを通して仲間たちと出会い、生きる希望を見出していく。 この作品は、私が撮影した写真と、彼らが作成したグラフィティを織り交ぜ、クンザンが胸の中に抱く「希望と恐れ」を表現したものだ。

@東京

開催期間: 

2018年3月28日(水) 〜 2018年4月 3日(火) 日曜休館

※3月31日(土)14:00~ ギャラリートークを開催します。

時間: 

10:30~18:30(最終日は15:00まで)

場所:銀座ニコンサロン

住所: 〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座7-10-1

STRATA GINZA 1階

在廊日:全日程在廊します。

展示webサイト:

http://www.nikon-image.com/activity/exhibition/salon/events/201706/20180328.html

@大阪

開催期間: 

2018年4月26日(木) 〜 2018年5月 2日(水) 日曜休館

時間: 

10:30~18:30(最終日は15:00まで)

場所:大阪ニコンサロン

住所: 〒530-0001 大阪市北区梅田2-2-2

ヒルトンプラザウエスト・オフィスタワー13階

在廊日:最終日5月2日のみ在廊します。

展示webサイト:

http://www.nikon-image.com/activity/exhibition/salon/events/201706/20180328.html

OF HOPE AND FEAR

Kensaku Seki Photo Exhibition 

This is a story of a young man in Bhutan who is fascinated by Hip Hop and dreams of a better future.

The unemployment rate of young people is high in Bhutan and has more recently, become a social issue. As the cost of living rises, there are only a small number of jobs that can provide a sufficient level of income. As a result, young people are becoming more wary over the uncertainty of their future.

 

Hip Hop has become very popular among the youth in these socio-economic situations. In Bhutan, a conservative Buddhist country, there is a tendency to disregard such young people. However, they still seek an expression of existence through Hip Hop in the midst of their dissatisfaction within society.

 

The main character of this book is 18-year-old, Kunzang Chogel who lives in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. His parents are divorced, and he lives alone. Through Hip Hop, he has found himself a close group of friends and also hope for his future. 

 

This work incorporates documentary photos of Kunzang's life, as well as the community around him. I also collected graffitis they created and by weaving them together in a photobook, I hope to express the “hope and fear” Kunzang holds in his heart.

 

 

@Tokyo

Duration: 

March 28th 2018 to April 3rd 2018 Sunday  Closed 

※ Gallery Talk will be held March 31st (Sat) 14: 00 ~ 

Time: 10: 30 ~ 18: 30 (last day until 15: 00)

Location: Ginza Nikon Salon

Address: 7-10-1 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo STRATA GINZA 1st floor

Author Arating Day: All dates will be hosted

web: http://www.nikon-image.com/activity/exhibition/salon/events/201706/20180328.html

@Osaka

Duration: 

April 26th 2018 to May 2nd 2018,  Sunday Closed 

Time: 10: 30 ~ 18: 30 (last day until 15: 00)

Location: 2-2-2 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka-shi

Hilton Plaza West Office Tower 13th Floor

Author Arating Day:

I will only be present at May 2nd on the last day.

web:

http://www.nikon-image.com/activity/exhibition/salon/events/201706/20180328.html

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関健作 写真展
@銀座ニコンサロン

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@大阪ニコンサロン

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@head on photo festival, Wedge Gallery in Sydney

フォトアートマガジン「hot hot hot!」2019spring号。スペシャルゲストとして最初のページから22ページにわたって作品を紹介していただきました。

「OF HOPE AND FEAR」はブータンの若者たちがhiphopを通して自分たちの存在を模索するドキュメンタリー作品。フランスのメディアでも紹介していただけるのは、本当に嬉しい。ヒップホッパーたちにいい報告ができそうです。

 

「hot hot hot!」はフランス・パリで年に2度発行され、環境問題について考えるフォトアートマガジンです。

https://www.hothothotmagazine.com

The latest issue of photo art magazine "hot hot hot!" Has arrived from France!

The magazine is surprised at the huge creation with a profound feeling more than imagined.

This time, as a special guest, I introduced my work from the first page to 22 pages. I am very honored to be featured on so many pages and to be introduced in foreign magazines for the first time.

"OF HOPE AND FEAR" is a documentary film where young Bhutan seek out their existence through hiphop.

It's a collaboration of Bhutan's hip hoppers who freely depicted words and graffiti on the photos I took.

I am really happy to introduce you to the French media.

It seems that we can give a good report to the hip hoppers.

 

hot hot hot! is a photo art magazine that is published twice a year in Paris, France, to think about environmental issues.

https://www.hothothotmagazine.com

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