Zur Arbeit von Aisuke Kondo
I create my art works under the concept „Reconstruction of Memories.
By using the method of collage, I work with, I try to reconstruct memories of that, : -Self, Others, History, and Place.-
Recently, I am involved in the project of my great-grandfather, who used to live in San Francisco, U.S. for 47 years.
He was interned in the Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah during the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. This was because the U.S. President Franklin D.Roosevelt set Executive Order 9066 in 1942.
In this project, about my great-grandfather and history of Japanese Americans, I create my art works by using the archived materials of my great-grandfather and the Internment of Japanese Americans.
I connect the past to the present with my art works, by doing so, they function as a „memory machine.” In that machine, we can come and go between the past and present through the borders which lie between self, others, history and place.