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Hibiki Ishijima — UNTIL

Convergence — Winter 2020

In the last year, our lifestyle has been totally changed all of the sudden due to the unprecedented global pandemic. Many things have been lost from our everyday life through this big changes that we’ve went through, but one of the big things that we’ve lost is our sense of time. Our perception of time has been transformed while spending the routined same days in our personal space.
The demarcations of time in our everyday life have been gradually fading away between a day and a week, a weekday and a weekend, the morning and night, the present and the recent past. Now this “unusual” time is felt as if it continues perpetually.
“UNTIL” is a never ending calendar which is ripping off the pages by itself. The printed numbers and letters on the calendar are gradually being deformed. This deformation is symbolizing the distortion of our sense of time, unsettled by our everyday situation. As soon as the pages leave the calendar and touch the ground, they start fading to white just like our feeling of loss. The growing pile of blank papers on the floor represents the convergence of these faded days which we already can’t remember anymore.
This calendar will not run out. It looks as if this sequential behaviours indicate the ongoing situation that we haven’t yet been able to live through.

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