さよならさんかく 展
2008年10月3日(金)―10月25日(土)
工房親(東京)


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Oct.3(Fri) - Oct.25(Sat), 2008
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さよならさんかく

「さよならさんかく」という日本に古くから歌い継がれてきた童歌がある。
さよなら三角また来て四角、四角は豆腐、豆腐は白い、白いはウサギ、ウサギは跳ねる、跳ねるはカエル、カエルは緑・・・
イメージは連鎖を繰り返し、しりとりのように繋がっていく。幼い頃、私はその童歌の絵本を読んで育った。作者の名は私と同じ「光雅」である画家の安野氏である。成長した私が画家の道を選んでいることは私の命名の奇縁と同じく、童歌の連想の跳躍のように、摩訶不思議な要因の連鎖がその根底にあるのかもしれない。
本は逆さまにして読むことが出来、反転させれば何度でも繰り返す仕掛けになっていた。時代の変遷と共に失わせてはならないものがあることへの、氏からの静かなメッセージなのだろう。その不思議なわらべ歌は絵本の世界の中で永遠に続いているのだが、その絵本の一応の最後のページは「消えるは忍者」であった。
消費社会と呼ばれる現代の中で本当に消えてしまったのは何であったのか。


"Goodbye Triangle / Sayonara Sankaku"

When I was very young, as one of my favorite picture books, there was the book of Japanese traditional children's song titled "Sayonara Sankaku"."Goobye triangle, See you square, Square is Tofu, Tofu is white, white is rabbit, rabbit jumps, …"It is characterized as if the words are connected one and another. Such children's song was seemed to be spread throughout Japan. There were various versions with area. Among them, there is also something very unique that I hesitate to talk about. And therefore I feel the warmth of the era when the song was sang and the breath of the area filled with humanity. This word game which was supported with the warmth of the times is one of the disappearing culture with the change of the society. This is real natural but very disappointing when I look back the situation of today's society. The end of the picture book was "disappearing is Ninja(like spy)". What is really disappeared? It seems to suggest that it is humanity and moral itself, while in our real society we are pursuing the efficiency and aiming to simplification and formalization. Accompanying with the change of the times, the metaphorical conclusion of the children's song that said "disappearing coincide with the loss of the today's social principle. I can't be without feeling a certain kind of inevitability that exceeds a coincidence. Triangle of the start is transformed to Ninja through the chain raising of the image. Though it is dynamic change of character of form and quality, so to say, by force, for all easygoing structures which are not based necessarily on the good quality thought, I feel light in the series of contradictions, strains and irrationality, etc...


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