YORU HA (At Night)（Movie）
Japanese characters, especially hiragana, have round shapes representing the physicality of the action of “writing.” The shapes of hiragana characters are not just flat figures, but were formed by the sense of spacious aesthetics to feel the succession of lines and their depth. This is a video work where we attempted to express the spacious nature that lies in Japanese characters. We used 3D CG to give depth to a font that only has a framework and created an organic three-dimensional object utilizing the soft, round shape of the font. Characters that are written with easygoing brush strokes slowly rotate and float in the space and then gradually become words. Finally, they disappear quietly.
We believe that, by giving space or time to characters, we can discover their new modality different from that of flat figures. The award really encouraged me, and I would like to continue producing works from here on. I really appreciate the award.