Error focuses on a glitch in a street lamp at Berlin Alexanderplatz, the rhythmic flickering appears almost to be staged; This malfunction, those moments when the lights turn off, mark its presence. It paradoxically shows itself only as it suddenly disappears.
Yoshida relates this curious public incident, that occurs night after night just outside his studio, to a silent personal reflection of one’s own alienated presence amidst an urban setting, where an overwhelming network of functionality attempts to guide us so that we do not have to grope in the dark.
Shingo Yoshida (b. 1974 in Tokyo, Japan) currently lives and works in Berlin. He considers the world as his studio and therefore a place of constant creation. Travelling around the globe, he finds myths, legends, people and places which are easily over looked and matches them to his creative micro world. With an aesthetic gaze and the most fanciful understanding of life, Yoshida enacts as if he was playing Hide and Seek in the world alone: while hiding himself he seeks the hidden.
Yoshida has completed residencies at Villa Arson Nice France – Centre National d’Art Contemporain 2013 and awarded the Fellowship of Overseas Study Programme for Artists by the Agency for Cultural Affairs by the Japanese Government 2013. Yoshida received his MA with highest honors from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Villa Arson in Nice France in 2004 and was the 2007 recipient Post-graduate diploma – Program La Seine of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. His work has been shown at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007, 2012), at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC, Santiago, Chile (2012) and at the 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, (2014) among others.
Shingo Yoshida’s web site: www.shingoyoshida.com