CANNED

CANNED (2014)

A photographic series to reveal the unnatural nature of canned food. This project set out to discuss the hidden and ignored truths in everyday life.

The foodstuffs were taken from tins, solidified and photographed. Especially foods like meat and fish should organically go bad in a few days to a week. However, when processed and canned they can last years.

Our quest for efficiency and convenience boosted the development of technology, but the price for the blind cut back on cost and labour remains unfamiliar. Canned food is an unintentional sculpture shaped by the bottomless desire of humans.

 

缶詰食品の不自然な性質に焦点を当てるプロジェクト。本来なら常温で数ヶ月放置された生鮮食品は食用とすることができないが、幾重もの製造工程を経て原型からかけ離れた姿になった缶詰加工肉は市民の食卓を支えている。缶の形を保ったまま取り出されたこれらの食品は、盲目に経済性と利便性を追求し続ける人の心が作った彫刻である。