YOSHIKO MOGI’S ARTIST BOOK “Green Pigeon” order available now.
RPS is now ready to take online orders for Yoshiko Mogi artist book, “Green Pigeon”. Mogi was one of participants for 2016 photobook as object workshop by Jan Russell and Yumi Goto, and for 2016 photobook masterclass by Sandra van der Doelen, Teun van der Heijden and Yumi Goto, in collaboration with Reminders Photography Stronghold.
One day in the summer of 2015, a typhoon was approaching.
The wave rose higher and the road along the coastline was closed.
In the stormy weather, a flock of a few dozen green pigeons flew straight towards the high waves. They were going to drink seawater.
It appeared to me as a suicide attempt. It was my first time to see a bird drown.
At the time I wasn’t sure where my own life was headed, I was at a crossroads. I was shocked to witness the birds’ reckless attempt.
Why do these pigeons risk their lives just to come and drink the seawater?
It is how they consume sodium.
Unlike other pigeons, who consume sodium by eating insects and soil, the green pigeon chose to head to the ocean. It is the natural instinct of these small creatures to go to the ocean.
In the white smoking waves, there were live and death of green pigeon. I was wondering to myself, if I were living as honest as them.
Though I started walking again with awakening of determination to my life, I was still overwhelmed by guilty feeling to the powerlessness of myself.
Hardcover: 107 pages
Languages: Japanese or English
Size: 264mm × 210mm
55 editions only (all made to order) all signed and given the edition number by the artist
Photo/ Text / Edit / Print / Bookbinding : Yoshiko Mogi
English Translation & Proofreading: Go Takayama, Keiji Fujimoto, Carlo Abalos, Tamsin Green
10,000 JPY (plus shipping fee)
Concept, edit and art-direction: developed in the 2016 photobook as object workshop by Yumi Goto, Jan Russell, and further developed in the 2016 photobook masterclass by Yumi Goto, Sandra van der Doelen and Teun van der Heijden, in collaboration with Reminders Photography Stronghold.
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