Juuso Noronkoski “This Place is Nowhere”
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Part of an ongoing project by Juuso Noronkoski consisting of photo, video, object and text-based works. Noronkoski examines the limits of the photographic image in relation to discrepancies with real world perception – the demarcation between objects, images and written language. More specifically, Noronkoski is interested in how each individual means of expression, with its different temporal and material qualities, contributes to a common conversational space.
The photographs that are taken or found by the artist are conceptually and physically modified in various ways. An intervention in an image, made with a definite intention, both disambiguates and reconstructs the meaning of the subject and obscures the boundary that separates the surface from the surrounding space, and the “real” from the “imaginary.” By stressing the physicality of an object in relation to photographic imagery, Noronkoski aims to bridge the gap between the here, the now, the there, the latent and the displaced.
The text, which is in the form of a poetic short story, narrates the artist’s thinking process; however, it is left to the viewer to decide if the textual information accurately conveys the meanings indicated by the visual images.
In this exhibition - Noronkoski’ s first in Japan - he poses a question on subject and place, the perceptive space in which an image is ever-evolving and displaced: what is an image that exists between the actual and the imaginary and where is that liminal space?
Event Date: Sep. 8 (Fri) 19:00-
from September 08, 2017 to October 07, 2017
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays.
Opening Reception on 2017-09-08 from 18:00
Artist Talk from 19:00-