Today, all spaces seem rationally organized by man. The standardization of consumption patterns, patterns of displacement and some ways of the time, has produced urban standardized spaces, universally recognizable by their function. The transition from a fragmented and localized in a global economy, has also deeply turned upside down the marks to distinguish urban areas of the countryside: if these two worlds once seemed juxtaposed today, they are nested in a bundle of complex relationships (market transactions, displacement, tourism practices ...) that eliminate the boundaries of space and induces a reorganization of the territories. In highly industrialized societies, domesticated nature is apprehensive by multiple systems grid (cadastres, development plans, travel ...) which - underpin the practices and similar lifestyles for all.

"Akich" in Japanese means empty field, vacant lot, vacant land. It is free space without aim. The marginal landscape or urban off scenes, rather than the main stage ... This back of the scenes, by revealing details, refers to a political and social landscape. These landscapes are not imposed on the eyes but I ask questions there through my work and 'd like to make discover it.


Satoru Toma