Aurora

Hiraki Sawa

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About the edition

Hiraki Sawa created this lenticular print in collaboration with DCA Print Studio for his solo exhibition Lenticular at DCA in 2013. It reflects his experience when filming aurora in freezing temperatures at Yellowknife in the far Northwest Territories, Canada.

Sawa uses videos and animations to describe strange worlds in which familiar objects perform unbelievable, beautiful acts. His work relates to ideas of time and motion, dislocation and displacement.

Aurora, a study of the natural light-display, came out of Sawa's 2012-13 journey across the far north of North America, funded by the Gotoh Memorial Foundation. It was first realised as a video work, from which 18 separate photographic images have been digitally merged and vertically mirrored to recreate the phenomena in a spectacular way for this lenticular print.

Year 2013
Edition of 18
Media Archival digital print with lenticular overlay
Dimensions 20.5 x 20.5 cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist on verso

About Hiraki Sawa

Hiraki Sawa was born in 1977 in Ishikawa, Japan, and lives and works in London. He studied Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art (MFA) and Fine Art at the University of East London (BA). Significant exhibitions of Sawa's work have been presented at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Kresge Art Museum, Michigan; and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.