TIFA 2022 Science / Other

A Bubble

  • Prize
    Gold in Science/Other, 1st Place winner in Science
  • Photographer
    Haruka Fujita
  • Photo Date
    May 2022

Unlike the impression commonly held for colorful and adorable soap bubbles that children play with, their state just before breaking is very mysterious. It becomes an ultra-thin film and if you touch it with your hand, it is so ephemeral that our hand will become only slightly damp. On the other hand, the visions of bubbles breaking while changing their vivid colors and patterns are also brilliant and dynamic. Looking at soap bubbles, which seem to be hovering around the boundaries between existence and non-existence, gives us an opportunity to think about our own existence.

With light as one of the main themes and by applying the theory of optics, she breaks preconceptions and explores the possibility of reconstructing a realistic visual experience by fusing different fields of art and science. With interests in phenomena that are ordinary but overlooked like soap bubbles, and things that are invisible but exist for sure in everyday life, she reconsiders the world around us by using expressive media such as photographs, sculptures, installations, and movies.