Kota Sake + Carl Lindh “Still Quiet”
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A collaboration formed from a shared curiosity in ways of perceiving the world. One through the lens of the camera – or through the gaze of caged animals in Ueno Zoo. The other through the ears – or through an expanded notion of listening and collecting of objects that share our everyday lives. An invitation from one to the other, from the eyes to the ears to join forces. It is not about proclaiming truths rather it is a proposal to closely examine the things around us – a shift of perspective, of focus and of speed.
Kota Sake, the director and owner of the artist-run gallery “studio 35minutes” in Araiyakushi, Tokyo, will present photographs from his ongoing series “doubutsu”. Sake is a frequent visitor to Ueno zoo in Tokyo, where he photographs the captive animals through fences, cages and reinforced glass. With these photographs Sake seeks to reverse the situation and make us, the viewers, subject to the silent gaze of the animals – An unsettling situation as the animals look back at us and we are compelled to question our relation to the natural world.
Carl Lindh is an artist based in Malmö, Sweden where he is a part of the curatorial collective which runs “Signal – Center for Contemporary Art”. His work departs from a wide conception of listening and results in small editions, artist books, collected objects, sound work and performance. At Goya Curtain Lindh will exhibit several found objects alongside Sake’s animal photographs. These objects, separated from their original habitats, imply listening and in their silence ask us to pay attention.