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Hibiki Ishijima — WE WILL NOT BE SILENT / 私たちは黙らない

Carte Blanche — Summer 2022

In this artwork, people's personal stories are continuously being printed. The narratives were told by people who spoke out and took actions that created movements. Those stories are deemed as a motivation or a starting point of what they are doing now.
Drops of sanitizer fall from above onto the printed paper, which represents "sanitization" which is a form of censorship, as they erase the printed surface. As the sanitizer dries, however, the "sanitized" letters will gradually return as if our power of resistance will never be erased. 

When you read a story, a story of self becomes a story of us.
Our voices will pile up, creating our future that we are going to live with.