“Today’s Film” is an art work which frames the films of “war-related videos that happened in the past on today's date” accordingly to the dates. In this work, KANGAWA converts these digital data which are collected throughout one of his piece, “After the War”(2011-) into analog films using handmade film recorder, and then he frames each of them.
These photographic films include non-renowned videos filmed by civilians such as on YouTube, and Vine. Each of pieces are named based on the date and put into the frames.
In ‘August Room’, for instance, numerous number of frames encasing all analog films from war-related videos that happened in August cover the whole walls. This piece will give the audiences an impression as if it represents a comprehensive list of human history.
The source of this work, “After the War” is an ongoing project started from 2011 which collects “war-related videos that happened in the past on today's date” and plays them silently in an endless loop. In this work, the fact that the concept of war will keep changing correspondingly to the period and is not conclusive will be visualized. That is, the size of frames which contains war-related films keep increasing correspondingly to the number of footages.
Started from the artist’s thought that “when all digital data cannot be accessed, this analog piece will firstly gain the raison d'etre”, this work is forming a “third archives” that keep growing without being noticed.