Junpei Fujiwara: A-Life

  • ©, Junpei Fujiwara, A-Life

Artist Statement:


    When I was a child I enjoyed tampering with an ant swarm in the park. In their small world it is certain they have also created rule and order. I thought of their world as a smaller scale of mans. Placing a stone in their path would create momentary confusion and panic in their small world, but instinctively they would react quickly to restore the lost rule and order. At the time it seemed like fun, now I could impose on their small world. From this childhood experience I have recreated the dominant patterns of swarm movement observed in both insects, such as ants and mosquitoes, and birds. My concept is designed so that each person will create a different experience and point of view depending on which area and object their hand decides to disturb in this small world.