Kenta Kishi 岸 健太

The best journeys are dreamt up in difficult times.
We know from our own experiences that the destination is not so important. Rather, the important thing is to create and enjoy the path towards your destination. In the open time and space of the “journey process,” the traveler proceeds as far as they want, rests, takes detours and side trips, sees sights, crosses borders, exchanges words, eats what they can find, settles down for the night, and dreams of the future while looking back on how far they have come.
I consider this “journey process,” which generates transformations both within and outside the traveler, as the most fundamental element undergirding the Graduate School’s transdisciplinary arts research. This process does not serve merely as time and space to be filled up with “experiences.” You can think of it as the heart that seeks to avoid pre-established harmonies; the body that changes forms as it explores new territories; the skills to examine, disassemble and reconstruct pre-existing knowledge; and the strength to pull in and tie together various “distant” concepts.

Walk on the wild path of your open-ended journey.