Across dimensions


January 15 – February 27, 2010

Curated by Sayaka Ashidate
Artists: Shingo Francis, Kaeko Mizukoshi, Kazuki Umezawa

Artist Talk: Friday, January 15, 3-5PM
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 6-8PM

ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present a group exhibition “Across dimensions” curated by Sayaka Ashidate.

In the Across Dimensions exhibit two-dimensional surfaces were selected as the creative means for examining a flat surface form of expression that aspires to four dimensions.
Most of the images we see today, such as movies, T.V. sitcoms, music videos and commercials are edited with digital technology using computers. This digital editing is also known as non-linear editing based on the fact that image material can be randomly accessed, and compared to film or tape editing the editing process is enormously simplified (cut and paste for example) and the creator is able to edit more freely.
Through these images of slow motion, stop motion, reverse, repeat and so forth, we have become accustomed to a sense of time, not possible in our physical world, which is the focus of this exhibition. This altered sense of time is the focus of the exhibition. The artworks in this exhibition deal with this malleable sense of time in a two-dimensional flat surface as apposed to artworks such as that of moving images and the like. Although their studio practice vary with one another all three artists work is two-dimensional, and incorporates time as a fourth dimensional element into their work. The inclusion of the distortion of time is born from the mixing of the different timelines intended by each artist. Placed on a flat surface, time moves freely between the past and future. This type of two-dimensional expression has emerged only because of our constant exposure to a new sense of time, which has been transformed by the advent of digital editing techniques. It can be said that this represents a new reality.
The world of the artists that unfolds in two-dimensional flat works expands time and space and provides us with an opportunity to discover a new dimension.

This exhibition is supported by Mr. Fred Nicolas, GALLERIE PARIS, and ISE Cultural Foundation.

Image by Kazuki Umezawa, “neo-X-death” 2009, paper;printed out images from Internet, 1820x2430mm

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