Guy Sherwin (United Kingdom) Residence: October to November, 2016
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.
During the residency Guy will be thinking about and recording the space and light of Itoshima landscapes and interiors with a view to how such images might be presented in the space of a London gallery. One idea is to record the processes of a Washi paper-making village and use Washi paper as screen material for the exhibition.
-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.