Gallery Seippel _ House of Foundations | Paper in the Wind / Storm in a Glass / Hou-chou Floor Lamp
Paper in the Wind
A floating paper is projected onto a book cover. “The paper is moved by the wind and we know about the wind by looking at the paper’s movements.” [Ken Matsubara]
Storm in a Glass
Moving water in a glass is projected onto a black ground. “This work is the most original and quotes the most widespread memory of the movements of water in the womb.” [Ken Matsubara]
Hou-chou Floor Lamp
The shadow drawings on the screen of the floor lamp show children during the Hou-chou ritual, a symbolic exercise of Myanmar’s Buddhist tradition in which birds are released as a sign of compassion.
Ken Matsuabra’s artistic research focuses on the relationship between the present and the past. His film-objects are objects of everyday life that are extended by film projections. In doing so, he understands photography and the viewing of photographic material as a pendulum movement between the present and the past, between experience and memory.
2017 | Tokyo [jp], MA2 Gallery
2017 | Oregon [us], Schneider Museum of Art
2017 | London/Ontario [ca], Museum London of Visual Art and Material Culture
Since 1981 | regular exhibition practice worldwide
Until 1974 | Tokyo [jp], Musashino Art University
1949 | Born in Tokyo [jp]
Lives and works in Tokyo [jp]