'Geography of Space, Archaeology of Time' exhibition

28 August 2018

Sector: Arts and Culture

Country location: Australia

Grantee: Australian Centre for Photography

Art gallery space with art hanging on the walls
Utako Shindo, Reminiscent of long gone by, comprised of five works (cyanotype prints, plaster reliefs, video work) 2018 from installation view at Sutton Gallery (Melbourne) (Credit: Christian Capurro)

Project description

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.

Key dates:

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

Last Updated: 17 August 2018