Since spring 2019 Yukimi Akiba has thrown herself into her creative/emotional world but isolated herself from people and the real world instead.
THE POLAROID WORK
Yukimi created a series of Polaroid self-portraits from 2019 to 2021. Using embroidery, gold leaf, colors, lifts, she destroyed herself and reimagined her own image that called Creative ‘Self’ Destruction.
All original works are individually numbered and named but her message is veiled as a secret revenge against the society she hates, in the same way as her body in the work. Up to today the collection counts over 120 unique self-portraits.
PART1 N°1-50 / Date : Apr- Jun 2019/ Type : Simple
PATR2 N°50-100 / Date : Jun- Oct 2019/ Type : Simple
PART3 N°101- 141 / Date : Oct 2019 - Feb 2021/ Type : Complex
For Yukimi, art played an important role as therapy for illness, a way of not physically harming herself or others, a way of rebuilding what she had lost in her life by trauma, and now it helps relate her and the realities.
- LensCulture Exposure Awards 2020 Finalist - Feb 2020
- Timeless Knot by The Griffin Museum (Online) - Mar 2 - Apr 16 2023
- PAPERBAG Issue No.14 by Paperbag Journal (Collaborative) - Dec 2022
- Better Photography Magazine by Better Photography (Collaborative) - Apr 2022
- Analog Forever Magazine Issue 2 by Analog Forever (Collaborative) - Aug 2020
- UNCERTAIN MAGAZINE ISSUE 5 (ONLINE) by UNCERTAIN MAGAZINE (Collaborative) - Jun 2019
- CREATIVE 'SELF' DESTRUCTION *Interview by kwerfeldein - Mar 2020
- The Body as Unraveled by Lenscratch - Nov 2021
- Timeless Knot by Lenscratch - Dec 2022
- Exposure Awards 2020 Winners & Finalist by LensCulture - Feb 2020
- Top 40 Analog Photographs of 2019 by Analog Forever - Dec 2019
- Enigma by MAUER Mag - Aug 2019
- My Secret Revenge by UNCERTAIN MAGAZINE - Jun 2019
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