Opacity / Penetration (on-going)

In a massive crowd, I found a man.

In a massive crowd, I found a man. 

With a memory of a man who had faded away on the TV screen, even after switch-off, he remains. My vision sometimes tries to recreate him as "my him". After 25 years I was taken to his place guided by the memories to penetrate his memory.

“Opacity / Penetration” is an on-going project that tries to discover the movement of the football histories during the 90s in former Yugoslavia which ended up to influence Japanese football milestone being involved a general media and personal footsteps, and a journey in my brain to seek a real man whom I had taken a look in my dream. In 2016 in Belgrade, I met a Serbian man who was in the crowd at that time and also whom I have watched several times in the football games in Tokyo when I was kids. His name is Miša Bukumirovic, 70, married with a Croatian wife and he has worked as a single official physiotherapist for Red Star Belgrade since 1986.

On May 13 1990 

At a football stadium in Zagreb.

 

Red Star Belgrade vs Dinamo Zagreb.

“When I was about to go out from the backyard with some players of Red Star Belgrade to the field for the warming up, the atmosphere was somehow frightened rather than strange, I felt like the whole of the stadium was shaking just before volcano erupted. Yes, I worked as a massagist for a long time, but that was the first and last time I have ever experienced. After all, the game was called off”