Hirofumi Katayama "Exchangeable"

Taro Nasu

poster for Hirofumi Katayama "Exchangeable"

This event has ended.

Katayama creates "fake photographs". He uses drawing software to trace an outline of a photograph on his computer, reconstructing the image in the form of vector data in order to produce a photo-like computer graphic.

His "Vectorscapes" series, which he has been working on since his debut as an artist, features motifs like train stations, office buildings and the interior spaces of anonymous architecture. On display at this solo show are graphics depicting the terrorist acts that occurred in America on September 11th. In a rapidly accelerating information society, this unprecedented act of terrorism saturated media channels on TV, the Internet and in newspapers, leading pundits to venture various speculations and hypotheses relating to the attacks. Katayama takes motifs from the non-fiction (or perhaps "fake reality") film that September 11th was "based on", and produced images reconstructed from vector data.

The actual incident, as opposed to an illusory vision of that event imagined by people involved with the incident - Katayama's work exposes the multiple layers hidden within the embedded structure of this "exchangeable" reality that people believe in, while simultaneously undermining and exposing the ambiguous boundaries that distinguish one "reality" from the other.

On display are 17 works in a variety of sizes.



From 2009-10-30 To 2009-11-21

Opening Reception on 2009-10-30 from 18:00 to 20:00



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