Synchronicity ;
The word that defines “meaningful coincidences” was introduced by psychiatrist Carl Jung(1875-1961). Jung coined the word "synchronicity" to describe "temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events." Jung became convinced that everything in the universe is intimately connected, and that suggested to him that there must exist a collective unconscious of humankind.

The Synchronicity series consists of three works subtitled as Time1,Time2 and Time3. Each work represents a random image at a specific point in time.There are two reasons Nirasawa borrowed the concept “Synchronicity” as the title and concept of the works : - Firstly, her method of collecting processing motives.She started making the Synchronicity project when she was working at an art residency program in Finland in 2016. At first she collected many photographic motives from magazine, newspapers and old books. Approximately 500 pictures were clipped out and composed disorderly on paper without any causal relationships between the motives.After the 20 combined visual pictures completed, she converted all the compositions to digital format. As a separate process, many thin lines forming organic and inorganic shapes like tentacles, streamlines, domes and bubbles were hand-drawn. Thereafter the digital images and thin lines were combined. The digital images were printed electronically on paper and the lines were overlain in a traditional silkscreen print process.


Synchronicity Time 1
2018 / silkscreen print, digital print, ink on Fabriano paper / 59.4 x 42 cm
-Secondly, each resultant image has become a synchronization of random events, at three different time points.This shows how time combines many different elements, events and shapes in a succession of coincidental layers. Time 1, 2, and 3 represent three points in this infinitely continuous distribution of paper. Nirasawa believes that the combinations will form different images in the mind of each viewer. Sometimes the coincidental combination of random images resolves its own contradictions to reveal an unexpected connection, image, emotion or harmony. Her works aim to reveal the parts of reality that may not be initially obvious. In the Synchronicity series there are various motives in the pictures including a lure fish, tomato can, insects, plants, eye balls, etc … These random motives, composed disorderly, initially give us the perception of creepy-ness and non-sense. However, some images became synchronized and harmonized on the resultant picture, when the thin lines were added. We end up creating something that doesn’t look anything like the image we had thought it would be, but perfectly resembles the image we had now, ourselves, formed and chosen in our sub-conscious.We create our own mental impressions of images based on our past personal experiences.

第二に、結果としてできた各画像は、3 つの異なる時間上でランダムにシンクロナイズする。これは、時間が多くの異なる要素、出来事、形を偶然の連続で組み合わせどのように変化するかを示し、無限に連続する分布の 3 つの点をそれぞれの作品上に示している。それらはその組み合わせによって鑑賞者の心の中にさまざまなイメージが形成される。例えば、作品にはルアーやトマト缶、昆虫、植物、目玉など…無秩序に構成されたこれらのランダムなモチーフは一見何の関わり合いもなく不気味でナンセンスに見えるだろう。しかしその矛盾した関係性が予期せぬつながり、イメージ、感情、調和を起こさせる。。更にその上に細い線が追加された結果、作品上でそれらは同期し調和する。これらは予期したイメージと別のものに見えるかもしれないが、実は、これは我々が無意識下で選んだ形であり、過去の経験や潜在意識下で自分たちが持つイメージに基づいた選択なのだ。
Synchronicity Time 2
2018 / silkscreen print, digital print, ink on Fabriano paper / 59.4 x 42 cm
Synchronicity Time 3
2018 / silkscreen print, digital print, ink on Fabriano paper / 42 x 59.4 cm
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