tree/sleep

tree /sleep
木々 / 眠り

Keiko Kurita : 2005 - 2009
England, Denmark, Sweden, Japan

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tree/sleep(2004-2008) is a series of photograph described "trees" and "room ssymbolized of sleep". It was originally two separate works as "tree monster" and "sleep in white room" I kept taking photographs for four years. However, one day, I noticed common feature on both works. That was a psychological common state comes and goes between "strangeness and relief", therefore I put those two works together to bring new meanings on it.

the wind blows a quiet note on tree leaves / light dazzles as the wind sounds / the light filters through from there / the wind passes through from there / the wall of the room absorbs the light / as if it is breathing quietly / i relax a slightly tired body / my senses are joining with the wind / the five senses become sensitive / i hear the deep sound of air / the mind felt when in a loophole between sleep and awakening / the mind felt when trees branch overhead like monsters / i feel a common sensibility between these two states / strangeness in relief / relief in strangeness

“the mind felt when in a loophole between sleep and awakening” and “the mind felt when trees branch overhead like monsters.” Through her photographs, I hopes viewers will be able to perceive some of the ambiguous and exquisite relationship between the two apparently unrelated subjects of “tree” and “sleep.”

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『tree/sleep』(2004-2008)は「木々」と「眠りを象徴する部屋」を対比しながら描写したシリーズ写真。もともとは「tree monster」と「sleep in white room」という2つのテーマを別々に撮り続けていた作品だった。しかしある時、それぞれお互いの作品を制作するうえで共通点があることに気がついた。それは「安心と不気味さ」の間を紙一重に往来する心理的な共通点だった。それゆえ、両作品をひとつにまとめ、新しい意味を見いだそうと試みた。


木の高い所で風が鳴る   風の音に添えて、まぶしく揺れる光/そこから漏れてくる光/そこから抜けてくる風/部屋の壁は、その光を吸い込んでいる/まるで、静かに呼吸しているよう/少し疲れた体をリラックスさせる/感覚が風と同化していく/五感が敏感になる/奥行きがある空気の音がする/睡眠と覚醒の狭間にいる心地/モンスターな木々に覆われている心地/このふたつの状態に心理的共通点を感じる/安心感のある不気味さ/不気味な中の安心感


この作品で私が試みることは、ご覧いただく方々にも一見なんの関係もない「木」と「睡眠」という2つ対象を同時に見る事により両者の間に、心理的な何らかの関係を知覚していただけたらよいということだ。

 

 

 

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tree/sleep
ASI Art Museum
Reykjavik Iceland


4 April - 26 April 2009

Keiko Kurita has a photo exhibition titled "tree/sleep" at the ASI Art Museum from 4-26 April 2009 subsidized by the Nomura Cultural Foundation. The exhibition consists of 10 pairs of c-type photographs on the subjects of “tree” and “sleep” taken over a period of 4 years.

For Kurita, a common sensibility can be felt between two psychological states: “the mind felt when in a loophole between sleep and awakening” and “the mind felt when trees branch overhead like monsters.” Through her photographs, Kurita hopes viewers will be able to perceive some of the ambiguous and exquisite relationship between the two apparently unrelated subjects of “tree” and “sleep.”

Kurita has another exhibition from 12 March to 5 May 2009 at Reykjavik Museum of Photography. Titled "innocent water,” this exhibition consists of 10 c-type prints and a bound book of 43 photos depicting distinctively Icelandic winter scenes, the surreal quiet of the landscape and fragments of winter life enshrouded in a delicate “whiteness.” While the "tree/sleep" project features a different color palette with many greens, Kurita's interest in sensitive transparency is still appreciable.

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展示模型
showing a Handmade Scale Model
of the exhibition at ASI Art Museum

tree/sleep
touring exhibition after ASI Art Museum Iceland


cholon daikanyama, tokyo Japan
Sat. 29 Aug - Fri. 18 Sep 2009
reception : 19:00 - 20:30 Sat. 29 Aug


tree/sleep 巡回展
チョロン代官山
2009年8月29日ー9月18日

 

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tree/sleep
monogram, tokyo Japan



1 Aug - 24 Aug 2008

モノグラム・ギャラリー (学芸大)
2008年8月1日ー8月24日

 

 

 

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POSTCARDS

produced by cholon
design by 3KG
set of 5 postcards : JPY735

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販売元:cholon
デザイン:3KG
価格:157円 (5枚セット735円)
 
 

 

 

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'KEYAKI' vol. 78

Japanese school magazine
language : Japanese
publisher : VANTAN (01.10.2009)

発行:VANTAN
発行日:2009年10月01日

 
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  'PHaT PHOTO ' vol. 52 / 2009 JUL-AUG

Japanese Photo Magazine
language : Japanese
publisher : CMS corporation (20/06/2009)

編集・発行 : 株式会社 シー・エム・エス
発行日 : 2009年6月20日


 

 

 

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Iceland Review Online  アイスランドレビュー・オンライン

ASI Art Museum
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ice snow swim land  exhibition diary at ASI Art Museum / ASI美術館の展示日記

 

 

 

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tree/sleep 2009  PDF download
at ASI Art Museum / ASI美術館

 

 

 

///// special thanks/////   賛辞

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Jessica Gahan, Valerie Gahan, Stella and Anna and Zoe Gahan, Arendse Krabbe, Jon and Christine Krabbe,
Jenny Lundqvist, Sara Lundqvist, Anna Nwankwo, Paola Leonardi, Elizabeth Olson, Kiran Hacker, Yumi Kohsaka,
Kristjana S Williams, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, Ruth Le Gear, Freja Bäckman, Artists on Seljavegur,
ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland Review, monogram, cholon, EASTWEST, The Nomura Cultural Foundation, All people who visited tree/sleep exhibitions, All people who support me, All of precious friends and family.

 

 


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