Entry #39 – 「Mov{ve}ment」Releases Tomorrow

You must be here with me
You are one part of me
You won’t let go
I won’t let go
So every night you hear me say
You are one part of me
But I won’t be you

lyrics from Genius

Hey folks, it’s Kohaku. I hope you’re doing okay in these particularly rough times.

Tomorrow I will be publishing a new work called 「Mo{ve}ment」. This is a poetry mini-compilation that I’ve been conceptualizing and writing for the past few weeks. Please look forward to it and let me know what you think!

Recently I have been focused on redirecting the flow and purpose of my works… to not just convey a specific, concrete emotion or idea, but to share, to reach and envelop people with a thought or a feeling, even if that thought or feeling is vague and indescribable. Art always is, after all, a mutual, interrelational experience, and some of the best artworks, I think, are those that make audiences think or feel something even if they don’t know how, don’t know why, don’t even know what. Ideas about this started to take form with the paired stories Synchronicity and Affinity, and this concept will be one of my main focuses on the short-term going forward.

I had a bit of a hard time writing this week. I really for some reason had remarkably low inspiration and motivation. But these things come and go, like everything – and I have just come off a high point, I think, since I’ve finished a lot of projects in the past few weeks. So for this week I’ll try to rest and recover and get some new projects started soon.

Is everyone taking care of their loved ones? Reach out to people you know, even if you haven’t talked to them in a long time. Check in frequently on your friends, your family, people around you. It’s important for us – always, but particularly in times of increased danger and stress – to make active efforts to look after those we love. And don’t just say it – do it. When it comes to love, the stakes are high. You never know whose life you might save. Go right now and give someone a call, and make sure you ask how they are feeling and what they may need or want from you. In this world we’ve made, we can’t make it alone.

Take care of yourselves.


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