Noppera-bō is a demon from Japanese mythology who, lacking a face, frightens mortals. The installation steals the faces of viewers and creates from them the twisted whole. The work is a pretext for reflecting on the concept of identity. The filters seen in the frames are another superimposed layer, very uncomfortable and unreal. It is an invitation to a world of discomfort. Where what makes us fearful and disgusted simultaneously attracts us. The process of looking inside yourself, analyzing yourself, what is difficult and painful, and at the same time very valuable and beautiful.
Emilia Ishizaka, 2022