Alongside other diners I have been enjoying the manga collection of the Hidenoya restaurant in Kamiyama. I have favorite collections and well-liked volumes within the collections. Since I don’t understand any of the words in the books I often tried to figure out the narratives based on the images only, which proved quite impossible since the genre relies so much on the interplay between words and images.
This was the starting point for my book MANGA. I seeked to re-create the experience of looking at a succession of images that appear to form a narrative although one not readily decipherable, so that each viewer has to create their own story.
The images in MANGA I created by constructing and photographing small three-dimensional sets. I posted previously about building the sets on this blog under the titles How to build a home using only paper and scissors… and The Visitors.
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