“TRACE-SKY-Tokyo Story”, the latest instalment in the “TRACE” series on which SHIMURAbros have been working on since 2009. This work uses as its motif the sky as it was portrayed in Yasujiro Ozu’s film Tokyo Story. In this work, film footage of the sky is re-captured by a new type of camera in the form of Google Street View, before being reproduced in a new format using mixed media.
The panoramic images that appear in Street View contain automatically-generated joins. Noticing this phenomenon, the artists have attempted to make visible the distortions inherent in images.