Video Shakkei at The Centre for Drawing, London


Culminating our residency in The Project Space at The Centre for Drawing we will present Video Shakkei in the form of an installation work.  The work incorporates video compositions relating to seven of our fourteen performances in Japan, as well as materials generated during our residency, reflecting on this experience.  The resulting environment of image, object and text opens up the system of features we are calling 'our' Japan to a viewer's enactment and interpretation.  

Drawing from the Japanese practice of shakkei, or ‘borrowed landscape,’ artists Kreider + O’Leary engage with a number of sites in Japan - from ancient Shinto spaces of ritual in Ise to the futuristic Umeda Sky building in Osaka - to perform a series of sequenced actions or ‘live drawings.’ These actions are recorded simultaneously from differing points of view using high definition video as well as recently developed embedded miniature video camera technology. Edited together in series of filmic composites modeled on the multi-scaled architectural drawing, the recordings relate architectural space - to performed event - to narrative sequence. The result is a hyper-digitized, absurdly choreographed and poetically rendered image of place.

Private view : Thursday 3rd September 2009 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition : Friday 4th Sept - Thursday 1st Oct 2009 

Viewing by appointment : Contact Claire Foss 020 7514 9706

The Centre for Drawing Project Space 
Wimbledon College of Art
The University of the Arts London 
Merton Hall Road, London SW19 3QA