Awareness of Between-ness: Katami once a possession of deceased
My obsession with ‘between-ness’ started whilst I was a professional photographer. I explored the space between a subject and the camera as an energy flow. Living in Australia for nearly half of my life, I missed funerals of my relatives and friends back in Japan: the communal sharing to honour and to appreciate the life of the deceased. Katami is an object once a possession of deceased, kept as a memento or remembrance in Japanese culture. Katami represents the visualisation of the ‘between-ness’: an energy flow and interconnectedness between the deceased and the living. Reflected light shines through these works only when sunny, and not visible on cloudy days. This represents that to be aware of between-ness is impermanent.