Sector: Arts and Culture
Country location: Australia
Grantee: Australian Centre for Photography
The ACP presents the outcome of its facilitated dialogue between Izabela Pluta, based in Sydney Australia and Utako Shindo based in Tokyo, Japan. This meaningful engagement and global connection focuses on the artists' interests in the geography of space and the archaeology of time.
Pluta has developed a new work based on the disputed origins of the Yonaguni monument. This underwater phenomenon is located on the shore of Yaeyama Islands, the western most inhabited island of Japan. Izabela has documented Yonaguni using two drones, a conventional one for above and the newly released open ROV underwater drone. This project has been influenced by local Ryukyu mythology and her ongoing interest in artefacts of coastal geomorphology.
Utako Shindo has had an ongoing relationship with Australia, having studied at VCA in Melbourne Victoria. Her work for the ACP will be a continuance of the idea of ‘a poetic place’ and the untranslatable. Utako is concerned with a subjective approach to place as a site of memory, collective human histories or of the individual. Working across media from cyanotypes to moving image, Utako imagines the specificities of how living things – humans, insects, fauna and flora – inhabited place within the grand narrative of time.
Talks and Lectures, Australian Centre for Photography, 26/10/2018 to 01/12/2018
Exhibition, Australian Centre for Photography, 26/10/2018 to 01/12/2018
Opening Event, Australian Centre for Photography, 25/10/2018 to 25/10/2018
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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $3,720