"[A]s an artist you are both in life and commenting on life. That's your position." Anna Deavere Smith
Interrogating the need for "realism" when representing people is a big topic for me. On one hand, we should feel free to play and to emphasize what we find aesthetically appealing. On the other hand, the more we emphasize a certain look, the more we start to see through that lens. We need visual literacy and media literacy, and I don't think that this becomes very powerful unless we experience the production side. That's where Third Space Tokyo comes in.