The “Crossing” is a study in print, video and music, of commuters in Central Tokyo. Collaborator Phil Reeveprovides a unique piano-based score.
In excess of ten million commuters pass through Shinjuku and Shibuya districts daily. Glass and concrete sky-scrapers, neon lights, giant TV screens, buzzing traffic and the constant movement of people epitomize Japan for many people.
However “The Crossing” is a broader reflection on modern life, not just in Japan, but in urban centres worldwide, from a physical and psycholgical perspective; constant rush versus our internal melancholy. Feelings heightened by the pandemic.
“The Crossing” is poignant today as the daily commute into urban centres, has become infrequent , as city centres hollow-out in response to Covid-19.
The Crossing, video and 4 x prints, (below) were exhibited at the Pie Factory Margate, 28.08.20 – 31.08.20.