"Doors" is a self portrait work. For this performance I devised a special camera apparatus. Multiple cameras are positioned around a drum set in a dark space, and when I hit the drums the vibrations are picked up by sensors which in turn activate the camera shutters that photograph my self while creating flashes of strobe lights. The resulting photos are processed through a computer and printed out continuously from several printers. He induces a trance-like state by furiously hitting the drums, capturing self portraits that oscillate between the conscious and unconscious, while the automatically rotating cameras take photos of the audience and surrounding space.
© 2020 All images courtesy of Yusuke Yamatani