"when pigs fly"

Taka Ishii Gallery

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Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming two-person exhibition "when pigs fly" from January 15 to Feburuary 5, 2005, featuring the works of Christine Rebet and Mai Hofstad Gunnes.
The exhibition title was derived from Sara Driver's film when pigs fly (1993), as the process of curating the exhibition was inspired by Driver's spirit and idiosyncratic way of creating experimental films in collaboration with Jim Jarmusch. The title, an American idiomatic expression "when pigs fly," is associated with nonsense, highly improbable, unexpected and ridiculous things.
Rebet's works are enigmatic, sometimes humorous and surrealistic. We will exhibit the short film, The Soul Hunter (2003) and unpublished original watercolor drawings.
We will exhibit Hofstad Gunnes' film installation Imagining how plants grow I+II,(2002). This work consists of at two part 16mm film transferred to dvd shown as a synchronized double projection. Each film was shot from morning to afternoon (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in natural daylight, as the weather and lighting were slightly changing. The artist filmed the repeated process of drawing and erasing "how plants grow" five times on a single sheet of paper until the paper itself became torn.



From 2005-01-15 To 2005-02-05



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