スイスの分析心理学者カール・グスタフ・ユングは、人間の意識の下には無意識の領域があり、更にその下には万人が普遍的に共有している「集合的無意識」があるとしました。そして、その「集合的無意識」は、人間精神のテンプレートとも言うべき「アーキタイプ (元型)」によって構成されていると指摘しました。




12 September 2022
渡辺 楷

“Copy and Paste" and “Archetype" in city

The Swiss analytical psychologist Carl Gustav Jung argued that beneath human consciousness is the realm of the unconscious, and below that is the “collective unconscious," which is universally shared by all. He pointed out that this “collective unconscious" is composed of “archetypes," which can be said to be a template of the human spirit.

When I came into contact with this idea, I thought that cities might also have this “archetype." This is because when I saw the city unfolding while repeating the repetitive production of “scrap and build", I felt that it was like a conscious creature and some great force was at work.

For example, a building is demolished, and the land is vacated, and something else is built in that place, but isn’t that “something I saw somewhere someday?" Also, if you look around the city from a high place, you will notice that all the scenery that spreads out in front of you is filled with “what you saw somewhere someday." In other words, “scrap and build" can also be seen as “copy and paste," and I thought that the sameness lurking behind them is the “archetype".

The theme of my work is to explore the “archetypes" that lurk deep within the city by photographing and serializing all the structures and scenes in the city that have been embodied as points of action, with the “collective unconscious" of the city as the point of effort.

12 September 2022