Yamada Hanako / Interview.
Interview with Yamada Hanako
Claudia: – Why do you use a pseudonym?
Yamada: – Because the nickname allow me to build a character with desires and preferences that I’m not interested to communicate outside my life in the web. And because I realized that there’s no difference between life in and off the web, therefore there’s no difference between Claudia and Yamada.
Claudia: – How is your life in the web?
Yamada: – I watch. I find that the web is a vast landscape that I look through the screen, which is window and mirror at the same time of course. The fact that the amateur photographs are interesting and even beautiful gives back the hunt even more exciting.
Claudia: – “N-tupla” is a collection of these images? Which principle do you use?
Yamada: – “N-tupla” is a web-site that collects photos and videos, some made by me, others not, I don’t remember well, after a while I confuse them … the name refers to a informatics term that denotes collections of information to be shared. The project is born because I wanted to find a confirmation to my wishes, and I found it in the need of people to show their most intimate nature. To portray yourself as cross-dresser, or masked, or while having sex and so on, and publish this material is moving because it’s real and necessary.
Claudia: – It’s a work in progress, when will it end?
Yamada: – It will never end! (Laughs). It’s turning into another project, a 20 meters drawing which is my test of resistance to a troubled love story, and so I have necessarily to finish it! Or it will end like “The Devil” by Tolstoj …
Claudia: – Even in your last two works, which are entitled “Parlami D’Amore Linda” (“Tell me about Love”) and “Parlami D’Amore Marylin” (“Tell me about Love”), is the theme of love?
Yamada: – Yes. They are the first two artworks of the series “Parlami D’Amore”, do you know the song “Parlami D’Amore Mariù”? It’s the soundtrack of the television advertising by D&G… it’s a study about pornographic film production, and it’s in historical order, therefore the first two are from “Deep Throat” and “Behind the Green Door.”
Claudia: – How would you define your artistic research in few words?
Yamada: – With a sentence by the music band Marlene Kuntz: “We look for beauty everywhere.”
Courtesy by Jarach Gallery, Venice
Courtesy of the artist © Yamada Hanako
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