Announcing Guy Sherwin’s Exhibition “Paper Shadows 2016”

We are happy to announce an exhibition Paper Shadows 2016 by Guy Sherwin, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Guy Sherwin is an artist based in London who works with 16mm film and other forms of moving image. He studied painting before becoming involved with the London Film-Makers Co-operative.

The work is about elemental ideas of form, pattern, light and rhythm, either shot with a camera or hand-made directly on film. The films are sometimes shown in galleries but more often presented as projection events, using several projectors and live interventions. For these he collaborates with Lynn Loo (also on the residency) and together they have toured programmes of live cinema internationally.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

An installation made for the missing Shoji screens in the large tatami room at House 2. The projected images were recorded in the same space at different times of day and night. The aim is to (re)direct viewers attention to the presence of space and time and is a continuation of my previous work.

Guy Sherwin “Paper Shadows 2016”
Date: October 22 (Saturday) & 23 (Sunday), 29 (Saturday) & 30 (Sunday) 11:00 to 17:00
Entrance fee: 1000 yen to purchase a passport (900 yen in advance, free entrance for kids aged under 7)
* We will hold an opening tour on Saturday the 22nd, starting at 11:00.
* The exhibition by other seven current residence artists and other domestic & international artists will be held during the art festival period in Nijo area.

-Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo received an arts grant from Sasakawa Foundation to complete the residency at Studio Kura. Guy Sherwin also received a fund for travel from Arts Council England.
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