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Kansai Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05 Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05 Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05 Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05 Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05 Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05 Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05

Kansai

Kansai

Jerome Esch

We are humans and humans do what they are supposed to do. We all have a social background, parents (most of us) that have learned us the right way and have expectations for our future. There is the rule of law, religion, social conventions, peer pressure, the boss, and on top of that we have an ego that needs satisfaction. Everyday we are being submerged in the world of objects, everyday routine, and the conventional, shallow behaviour of the crowd.

How can we stay authentic human beings ?

The society we have created works for the crowd and most of us are happy to go along. But I believe there are choices to be made, how to participate in our society. Do you assimilate, just going along with comfortable daily routine and all the juicy offers society throws at you, accepting them without really thinking ? Or are you aware as a person, choosing your own path and using what society offers you only when it is really valuable to you (are you synchronized as opposed to assimilated) ?

A lot of text, but it relates to the larger project. The larger project will not be limited to human beings but assosyn will also relate to objects. But I hope you get the question I want to pose.

Societies in different parts of the world are becoming more alike but our social backgrounds are certainly not yet universal. That’s why I’m making distinctive chapters for people living in different regions of the world. The part I’m sending you is called Kansai because it’s shot in the Kansai region of Japan (Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe). I’ve limited it to the daily commute of a “programed” society. In many ways it’s universal but parts/details are typically japanese/asian.

Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05

Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05

Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05

Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05

Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05

Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05

Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05

Kansai by artist Jerome Esch in SPOON Magazine 05

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