Mami Kosemura PENDULUM | NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 13, 2017

Opening: Thursday November 17, 6 -8 PM
Dillon + Lee
487 W 22 St NYC 10011

Open Tuesday - Fridays 11 AM - 4 PM, Saturdays by appointment

487 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
212 727 8585

This show will be opened at Dillon + Lee in Chelsea. The exhibition will showcase my newest projects ,a series of still-life photographs "Objects" and a video installation "Pendulum", besides showing the previous photo work "Drape" and "Under Water".




Dillon + Lee is pleased to present our inaugural exhibition "Pendulum," showcasing new works by Japanese artist Mami Kosemura.

In her new eponymous video installation, Mami Kosemura sought to create a mysterious and unrealistic atmosphere, while using a real structure as its basis. This structure is the main salon of the Dillon + Lee townhouse, where Kosemura spent the summer. The artist wanted to abide by two self-induced rules: first to make the content of her video and the installation be of the same place. The second rule was to introduce movement, but one that is simple and rhythmic, as in a pendulum. In the installation, two mirrors in the main salon are turned into projection screens to display the videos shot in the room. The video shows the space of the salon, as a mirror would reflect it, but Kosemura's alternative version depicts the interior sliding horizontally from left to right, and right to left at regular intervals. Kosemura has decided to incorporate the errors that happens inevitably during a video editing process to further disorient the viewer.

In gallery b, Kosemura will be showing a new series of photographs called Objects - New York where she has created a set that imitates still life paintings in the style of the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbaran (1598-1664). Kosemura has been collecting various objects from the streets and thrift shops in New York. She only collected objects that were completely alien to her, unaware of what they are or what is their function. The process of finding these objects was sort of like being a New York archeologist for Kosemura, since it is her first time ever living in this city. Though to an American viewer these objects may be familiar, Kosemura's arrangement of them may create a sense of freshness or distance.

Of her works Kosemura says "This leads viewers to question, for example, is it a painting or a photo? Still or moving? Fiction or reality? When we lose our fixed perspectives, we connect to these questions better, as well as to deeper questions about ourselves, where we are or what we are, our own self-understanding and out relationship to the external world."













同時にギャラリーである古く美しいタウンハウス内で撮影された新作の映像インスタレーションを展示します。展示予定のギャラリーは築何年のアメリカ様式の古いタウンハウスで、そのリビングスペースには2枚の大きな鏡があります。その2枚の鏡をスクリーンに変えて、その部屋で撮影された映像をその鏡を通して映し出します。現実の同じ空間で撮影された映像は、一見、鏡に映るただの室内のドキュメンタリーのようにみえますが、規則的な動きを持って映し出される2つの室内風景は徐々に変化をしてゆきます。この作品では編集時に起こるエラーやエフェクトの不具合などをあえて残し、増幅させ、2つの規則的に動くイメージを分断し、ズラし 、混同させて、その途切れ途切れの映像を再びつなぎ合わせています。不協和音を発生させながら存在しているこの新しい映像インスタレーションは、わたしのこれまでの平面的で絵画的なアプローチからより空間的で映画的なアプローチへと広がりをみせるものになっています。





video installation
20min., color, silent





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