Resident Artist 2022Allie Tsubotaアリー・ツボタ

米国/United States

Dead Letter Room
Installation, 2021-ongoing

1992年アメリカ合衆国、ニュージャージー州生まれ。マサチューセッツ州ウースター在住。写真や映像、テキスト、アーカイブなどを組み合わせ、意味や記憶が形づくられる過程でさらに連関する調査に取り組み、作品を制作している。近代国家の歴史とアジア太平洋地域における人種の離散と同化に関心を寄せ、写真という特異な時間性を持つメディアを用いながら、ある人種がくぐり抜けてきた記憶をどのように目に見える形で再提示できるのかという課題に取り組んでいる。日系アメリカ人でもあるツボタは、自らの出自に刻まれている国が経験した太平洋戦争の記憶に近づくために、戦前から戦後にかけて活動した小説家で詩人の原民喜との擬似的な往復書簡を試みる。

Allie Tsubota was born in 1992 in New Jersey, United States. She is based in Worcester, Massachusetts. In her research-based practice, she aggregates photographs, video, text, archival materials, and other elements, exploring how they interlink and the process by which meaning and memory are formed. Her interests lie in the history of the modern nation-state as well as racial diaspora and assimilation in the Asia-Pacific region, employing photography―a medium with a very unique temporality―to engage in the issue of re-presenting memories of a certain people’s lived experiences. In order to get closer to the memory of the Pacific War as experienced by the country of her family’s roots, as Japanese American, she engages in a kind of simulated correspondence with the novelist and poet Hara Tamiki, who was active in the prewar and immediate postwar period.

[主な展示・活動歴]

2022 「All Texts About Love」Microscope Gallery, ニューヨーク, 米国
2022 Photo Fund Award, Aperture and Google’s Creator Labs
2022 「CPA Artist Grant Recipients Exhibition」Center for Photographic Art, カリフォルニア, 米国
2021 Critical Mass Top 200 and Merit-Based Scholarship, Photolucida

Selected Exhibitions and Activities

2022 All Texts About Love, Microscope Gallery, New York, USA
2022 Photo Fund Award, Aperture and Google’s Creator Labs
2022 CPA Artist Grant Recipients Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, California, USA
2021 Critical Mass Top 200 and Merit-Based Scholarship, Photolucida

Dead Letter Room
Detail, 2021 – ongoing

Otake
Two-channel video, 14’00”, 2022

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