Catching the Bird

Catching the Bird

Jui

Publisher: Place M

Published in 2012 by Place M, Jui'sCatching the Birdis a series of photographs which examine and explore themes of life and death. Here black and white images of wilted azaleas cover each page, the use of close-ups within eachframemakesvisible the distinct subtleties within each image. The photographed azaleas simultaneously embody and transform from plant to figures which resemble decayed and skeletal animal forms bringing together the inevitability and presence of death within all things that are living. Included within this hardcover publication are 59 pages with an essay by Bin Hidaka entitled 'The Bird-Man Who Floats up in the Darkness of Daytime' and an afterword by Jui titled 'Arukou, arukou, orooko, arukou'. Both texts within the publication is available in both Japanese and English.

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