Daisuke Yokota

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A lonesome midnight drift through the outer edges of the city, the human obsession of reaching for the sky, circling around industrial areas and the construction sites’ modern wasteland, where the dreams of suburbia haven’t yet been dreamt.

TEIKAI is Daisuke Yokota’s notebook of the winding path at night towards the city through secondary roads and cul-de-sac, turning the familiar into uncanny, building a parallel universe of where every-day objects retrieve the mystery of their shapes.

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Wire binding
76 B/W pages
200×290 mm
Edition of 300

TEIKAI (Wandering at midnight) is the second part of the TEIKAI trilogy by Daisuke Yokota and AKINA.



TEIKAI (Wandering at midnight) is the second part of the TEIKAI trilogy by Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota and AKINA.

The kanji writing of TEIKAI has many meanings. One of the them is “to linger”, to stay a bit longer. Another meaning is: to wander at midnight. When taken out of context there’s no way to tell which is the intended meaning, starting from this ambiguity of language and word Daisuke Yokota’s started working on the TEIKAI trilogy. There’s no way to know where this midnight wandering will lead.

Daisuke Yokota, 1983, Japan.

He came to international attention through his zines in which he used the process of rephotographing the pictures with different means (both analogue and digital) up to ten times, adding analog noise to the image and creating new layers, thus re-creating a highly personal haunting world of shadows and light.

His aleatory process is partly inspired by electronic music experiments of artists such as Aphex Twin and Alvin Lucier, Yokota created a darkrooom / image making factory at his house where he experiments with chemicals, film and copy machines, every step of this multi-layered process of distorsion moves the images further from the original, up to the point of confusion between positive and negative.
His ethereal and haunting imageries opens up alien landscapes for the eye of the Viewer to be explored.

Daisuke Yokota is part of the international photo collective AM projects.
Listed in BJP’s 2014 list of “ones to watch” and in FOAM talent issue 2013.
Daisuke Yokota’s exhibition “Site + Cloud” at FOAM, Amsterdam (organized as part of the Outset |Unseen Exhibition Fund), opens on 15 May.
He is currently collaborating with Tokyobased Goliga on an ongoing international series of live perfomances (Unseen Amsterdam, Galerie VU Paris, ).


<p style=”text-align: center;”>INTERVIEWS</p>
<a href=”http://www.americanphotomag.com/photo-gallery/2012/07/shoot-print-repeat-interview-daisuke-yokota”>Shoot, Print, Repeat on American Photo mag by Dan Abbe (11 july 2012)</a>
<a href=”http://parapera.net/interview/interview-vol15daisuke-yokotai.html”>interview 15 on Parapera by Kohei OYAMA (July 2014)</a>
<a href=”http://www.gommamag.com/v5/gm_int.php?id=39″>The relation between humans and their surrounding environments is not a separable entity, on Gomma Mag by Olivier Pin-Fat