作家・作品artist / artwork

title

義仲映像資料館 第3部 光という名の証人

concept

義仲の伝承地は全国で300箇所を超え、本墓とされる場所も3つあります。それぞれがそれぞれの思いで義仲を弔い、資料がなくとも伝え続けられるその存在こそが義仲の魅力ではないでしょうか。最終章の第3部はそんなゆかりのある土地の方々にお話を聞きながらいったい義仲はどのような人間だったのか、人々の言葉を借りながらその存在を浮かび上がらせようと試みました。
「誰か義仲のことを知る人はいないのか?」それは夜空に輝く850年前の光を放つ星たちであり、義仲が生きていた時代から姿を変えず生き続ける現代の木曽馬たちかもしれません。そして我々も未来に向けて輝き続ける光のような存在になりうるのかもしれません。だれも義仲のことはわからないのです。あるのは目の前にある言霊しかありません。私はその光を信じようと思います。

There are over 300 places around Japan where Yoshinaka’s folklore has been passed down, including three places that are believed to be his main tomb. Isn’t the true charm of Yoshinaka’s existence the fact that his existence can be conveyed by each of them as they mourn for Yoshinaka with their own thoughts and feelings, without any material possessions and data? In this third and final part, I listened to the stories of people who lived in places with connections to him and attempted to know what kind of person Yoshinaka exactly was and to bring his existence to light by borrowing the words of such people.
“Isn’t there someone who knows something about Yoshinaka?”This“someone”could be the stars that shine in the night sky from 850 years ago, or it could the current Kiso horses that haven’t changed their appearance from when Yoshinaka was alive. Perhaps we will also be like the light that continues to shine towards the future. No one exactly knows Yoshinaka. All we have is the kotodama (spirit of language) in front of us. I have chosen to believe this light.

artist

西野正将/NISHINO Masanobu

Artist, Film Director
Born in Oita in 1982. Received his MFA from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2007. He has participated in many exhibitions with his media-independent style, addressing a sense of discomfort captured in everyday life as his subject matter. Meanwhile, he directs documentations for art exhibitions and performing arts, and is active in a wide range of fields from culture and art to advertising as a freelance videographer. Recent major exhibitions include "Nakanojo Biennale 2015," Gunma, Japan (2015); "Koganecho Bazaar 2016," Kanagawa, Japan (2016); "KAIYU Theatre 2018," Oita, Japan (2018); and "ISDRSI Isodo Reisui," Toyooka, Japan (2020).

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