Stranger

2011, Mosquito, Text

 

This mosquito was caught in the duty free area, after going through immigration. It had sucked my blood and from several other people of different races. I think this mosquito is an apt symbol of the hyper global existence. Yet, when international disease occurs, it can become a dangerous vehicle for transmitting disease from human to human.
For me, this mosquito lived in a contemporary form of existence, due to its contact with many peoples, and therefore cultures, analogous to our globalized conception of society today.

 

僕が空港の免税店エリアで椅子に座っていると、一匹の蚊が腕にとまった。僕はその蚊を捕まえた。じっと眺めていると、その蚊はきっと僕の血やいろんな人種の血をすって生きてきた超グローバルな存在のように見えた。でも国際病などが発生した時、この蚊はウイルスを伝染する媒介になるとっても危険な存在にもなるとも思えた。この蚊はきっともっとも現代的な場所に生息していたもっとも現代的な生き物だと思う。