Shimurabros – Film Without Film

Pola Museum of Art

poster for Shimurabros – Film Without Film
[Image: Silver Screen, 2012, Image [20 min. / Black and White], Mirror, Projector, PC Installation View: New Art NEXT 2012: Phantasmagoria, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery]

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The “Hiraku Project” is conceived as a series of exhibitions introducing contemporary artworks by Pola Art Foundation Grant recipients. Shimurabros is the sister and brother artist team of Yuka and Kentaro Shimura.

This exhibition consists of three installations. “Silver Screen” is emblematic of Shimurabros’ concern with the transformative nature of filmmaking. It exposes the presence of viewers and a projector through reflections of the light in mirrors arranged around a screen. “Film Without Film” demonstrates the artists’ most recent interpretation of long-continuing research on the theme of the true value of film. It is a three-dimensional sculptural work combining the latest technology of 3D printing with data from old films. “Trace - Sky - Tokyo Story” is a work based on the distortions of Google Street View. It uses omni-directional cameras, sounds a warning about the innovative mechanisms we use to “see” our world. The artists chose to show the zigzags of electrical wires as errors on the Google Street View presentation of the Tokyo sky. Motivated by Yasujiro Ozu’s film “Tokyo Story,” which depicts the wire-laden Tokyo sky, this work reflects new perceptions of literacy emerging from the progress of technology.



from December 08, 2018 to March 17, 2019





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