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Daisuke Takakura: Monodramatic

Art | June 1, 2015 |

Daisuke Takakura: MonodramaticImages courtesy of Daisuke Takakura

Daisuke Takakura: Monodramatic

With his series ‘MonodramaticDaisuke Takakura imagines how it would be to meet many versions of yourself, that might look identical while they actually had different ideas, dreams and goals in mind than yourself. In Takakura’s images, these personalities meet and even interact with one another. Some play games while others shy away from the crowd. Their revealing movements and facial expressions conjure dramatics, and Takakura’s title references the theater and acting – it means a piece that’s played by a single character.

Daisuke Takakura: Monodramatic Images courtesy of Daisuke Takakura

Daisuke Takakura says:
“I’m hungry”
“Let’s go out for lunch”
“I have some work to hand in”
“Well…”
“It looks like it’s going to rain”
There are various selves. There might exist in a past those selves that were not selected at that time. They might be on their own now, maybe. Maybe somewhere, your self, completely different, exists—but it’s not really your self now. In theater, there is a style known as “monodrama.” It usually involves just one actor, playing one character.

Daisuke Takakura: MonodramaticImages courtesy of Daisuke Takakura

I began with this method but I decided to push it further. I wanted to explore the meeting of many such singular selves. What kind of world would it be, where there were many singular selves, together? I was curious. This project incorporates graphic design and theater into my usual photographic practice. I wanted to harness the expressive power of theater in a still image. Remember, there might be a past out there that is different from “your” now.

Daisuke Takakura: MonodramaticImages courtesy of Daisuke Takakura

But that’s because those other selves were not selected. Your other self might be in its own “now”, somewhere. Maybe somewhere you are completely different—maybe somewhere you are not yourself…but a different self.

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