The subject of this photographic work is

the rear-view mirrors installed at each

Berlin U-Bahn subway station to allow

drivers to check behind them. The

mirrors are taken for granted as an

unremarkable part of daily life by those

who live in the city, unnoticed and

beyond consciousness, but to the artist

visiting Germany they seem an

exceptional subject for photography.

The work employs the motif of mirrors

that reflect the way of the world to

depict the differences in what people are

conscious of, or find incongruous,

in a given material or aspect of




15th JAPAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL 2011  Jury Selection Work