Obake ("ghost" in Japanese), photographs

Walking as a process.
One night of wandering in Umeda, Osaka. Instructions: walking all night long.
Disappearing in the night, looking for ghosts.
The experience of nothingness, of wandering, searching for a meaning, an object, a ghost, all night long in this empty place where there were probably nothing but seekers.

This series was produced during a residency at Pact Zollverein (Essen), Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto) and Montévidéo (Marseille), and is part of a collaboration with Marie Sommer.

Exhibition view of Obake as part of the group exhibition Photomasters (2017), The Old Truman Brewery Gallery, London.
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