Daisuke Yokota presented to the public an immense installation of 100,000 photographic prints coated in wax at the Aichi Triennial held in August 2016. Yokota’s work ‘Matter’, a work whereby photographs had been printed on rolls of paper, had become a sensation. ‘MATTER / BURN OUT’ is an extension of the work ‘Matter’ which was exhibited in Xiamen in remembrance of 70 years after the war between Japan and China. Once the exhibition had come to a close, the work was burnt in the vacant space in the area. This ‘burn out’ process was documented in 4,000 photographs, whereby the data was processed, manipulated and revived to form a brand new, large scale work called “MATTER / BURN OUT”, and edited in this new book.
304 pgs, 21 × 28.4 cm, Softcover, 2016