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Slow Glass

£120.00

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Naoya Hatakeyama produced the Slow Glass series as artist in residence in Milton Keynes/England in 2001, working outside of his native Japan for the first time. This new oeuvre is readily discernible from his earlier works. Hatakeyama photographed streets and landscapes through a glass plate covered with drops of water. The focus, however, is not on the scenery behind the glass, which dissolves into fuzzy colors and shapes like a watercolor painting, but on the water drops that rest on top of the picture similar to a relief and refract light. The landscapes behind the glass seem strangely unfamiliar and lost. As in all of Hatakeyama’s works, the composition of the pictures is extremely precise. The title of the series goes back to a science-fiction story by Bob Shaw. It revolves around the invention of a special type of glass which retrieves scenes from the past. Slow Glass, then, can be read as a reflection on the nature of remembrance through the medium of photography. Signed by the author "For Joe, with many thanks"

Item details

Author(s):
Hatakeyama, Naoya
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
28 x 22 Cm
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
187345144X
ISBN-13:
9781873451441
Number of pages:
58
Publisher:
Light Xchange
Title:
Slow Glass

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Naoya Hatakeyama produced the Slow Glass series as artist in residence in Milton Keynes/England in 2001, working outside of his native Japan for the first time. This new oeuvre is readily discernible from his earlier works. Hatakeyama photographed streets and landscapes through a glass plate covered with drops of water. The focus, however, is not on the scenery behind the glass, which dissolves into fuzzy colors and shapes like a watercolor painting, but on the water drops that rest on top of the picture similar to a relief and refract light. The landscapes behind the glass seem strangely unfamiliar and lost. As in all of Hatakeyama’s works, the composition of the pictures is extremely precise. The title of the series goes back to a science-fiction story by Bob Shaw. It revolves around the invention of a special type of glass which retrieves scenes from the past. Slow Glass, then, can be read as a reflection on the nature of remembrance through the medium of photography. Signed by the author "For Joe, with many thanks"

Author(s):
Hatakeyama, Naoya
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
28 x 22 Cm
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
187345144X
ISBN-13:
9781873451441
Number of pages:
58
Publisher:
Light Xchange
Title:
Slow Glass

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