Tokyo, a city of cyclic metabolism, sustained by its never-ending scrap and build. In 2018 Koyama launched his personal project, PHASE TRANS, through which he has continued to unfold works from his database of photographs capturing the ever-changing city by the employment of several varying methods. Revive is a series of resurrected images. The images, resulting from the use of a data recovery software to restore deliberately deleted photographs from his hard disk, feature composition, noise, decoloration, which cannot be consciously emulated- they are portraits of a data articulated by programming language. The fissure that results from this process of deletion and renewal coincides with the irreversible appearance of the city.
©Taisuke Koyama, Revive, 2018