Unformed Symbols: Another Side

As the work “Unformed Symbols” (2006), the work “Unformed Symbols: Another Side” (2008) recreates a card game, but this time as if it were seen from the reverse side, with only the plain backs of cards visible. Real cards and projected images of them are again mixed, with the projections sometimes hovering over actual cards, and inviting the viewer to play with them. On certain cards, the faint outline of a fingerprint appears. The fingerprint acts as a trace of the individual´ s identity and a testament to their existence, yet Fujihata also makes it appear as a record of (inter)action, as if the viewer was able to activate its motion. Evoking the sleight of hand manoeuvres that make cards appear from the magician´ s sleeve, technology plays ticks on the viewer´ s perception.

(Kathy Rae Huffman, Exhibition Guide "The Conquest of Imperfection: http://www.cornerhouse.org/media/Art/Exhibition%20guides/Masaki%20Fujihata%201.pdf)
  • aesthetics
    • installation-based
  • technology
    • displays
      • electronic displays
        • projectors
      • non-electronic displays
        • tables
Technology & Material
Custom-made table with loud speakers, data
projector, PlayStation 3