Primal Memento

Kita began to think about “Primal Memento” when he was traveling around Latin America. In 1991, he fled out from Japan as if he was afraid of being chased by an unknown something. Kita crossed Europe to Africa, then to Latin America and then finally to Asia. Encountering the natives and the locals who are still respecting the old fashioned way of living, and finding decayed monuments triggered the creation of “Primal Memento.” Kita was especially struck by an Indigena girl, whose eyes and expressions he recalls back as if they were “ filled with strong will that will never be influenced by any epoch or generation. Her eyes did not refrain from inheriting the history of memories that the human beings have succeeded. From these moments on, he has not yet terminated putting his effort into gathering his memento and structuring them into pieces of photography. The memories from the dawn of time, such as the children’s eyes, the weathering ruins, and the epidermis regrown in Kita’s photography remind the venerableness of inheritance and its continuation. Motifs numerous, this exhibition renders the universality of a dynamic stream called history.

 

Primal Memento - Ruins 

Krak des Chevaliers
Krak des Chevaliers
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Prasat Muang Tam
Prasat Muang Tam
Kailasa temple, Ellora
Kailasa temple, Ellora
Wat Phu
Wat Phu
Ta Prohm Temple
Ta Prohm Temple
Ta Prohm Temple
Ta Prohm Temple
Goreme Panorama
Goreme Panorama
 

Primal Memento - Landscapes 

Avenue Du Baobab
Avenue Du Baobab
Salar De Uyuni (Bolivia)
Salar De Uyuni (Bolivia)
Varanasi
Varanasi
Khuri
Khuri
Salar De Uyuni (Bolivia) 2
Salar De Uyuni (Bolivia) 2
Salar De Uyuni (Bolivia) 3
Salar De Uyuni (Bolivia) 3
Paine
Paine
Karima
Karima
 

Primal Memento - Animals 

Lama
Lama
Snake
Snake
Flamingo
Flamingo
Armadillo
Armadillo
Elephant
Elephant
Seal
Seal
Ostrich
Ostrich
Crocodile
Crocodile
 

Primal Memento - Eyes

Varanasi
Varanasi
Bhirendiara
Bhirendiara
Pisaq
Pisaq
Pisaq II
Pisaq II
Boabista
Boabista
Orchha
Orchha
Kenhga
Kenhga
Kalasha Brun
Kalasha Brun