Liquid, TV and Insect

2002, Gelatin silver print on fiber base paper, each 47 x 41 cm, 6 works

This is a series of montage images created by combining the virtual image of an insect “collected” from a television broadcast and a photograph of spilled liquid. The two images of contrasting qualities—the television image with its scan lines and the smoothness of the liquid—are forced to coexist in the same frame. The actual photograph of the liquid seems to be the shadow of the insect image, reversing the ordinary relationship of real and virtual and, as in “Transvest”, Onodera creates a new visual world through the manipulation of fact and fiction.