Nerhol “Strange Attractor”
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Nerhol have selected a range of motifs as subjects for their new works presented in this exhibition, such as cars driving through congested traffic, blooming tulips that have been planted for people to appreciate, swans swimming across the lake without regard for spectators, the sky on a bright and sunny day with its imperceptible sense of depth, and people. Such subjects are seemingly commonplace within the world, yet when confronting each respective work over time, what appears to emerge are images that instill viewers with a certain sense of unease and incongruity. These new works serve to open up a new realm of practice for Nerhol, who, through the medium of photography, have continued to distort their subjects in a manner encroaching on violence. Throughout their oeuvre, Nerhol have engaged in studies to reconsider things that exist within the world from a very fundamental basis, in a context beyond their mere appearance, and beyond the reality that is conceived from the coalescence of meanings and values that surround them. In these latest works they have extracted specific frames from the recorded footage of such aforementioned subjects, and after reducing the existences that reside within the flowing realm of video once more into still images, transform them into forms of existence that are different from their original. From these figures carved through uniquely distinct means, which almost manifest before our eyes as illusion, discover what can we as viewers living amidst this world constituted by uncertainty indeed sense and perceive.
Event Date: Nov. 11 (Sat) 16:30-18:00
Speakers: Nerhol, Takuya Nakao
Venue: Yutaka Kikutake Gallery
*Event in Japanese.
*Please see the official website for booking.
from September 22, 2017 to November 11, 2017
Closing Reception on 2017-11-11 from 18:00 to 20:00