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Trail, 2005 (video still), video animation, screen projection, 14:00 minutes, sound, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York

Hiraki Sawa

 

Hiraki Sawa's work is centered upon distortions of scale and upon the surprising transplantation of various images into domestic environments. He uses animation to create imaginary realms that provoke thoughts about time, space, movement, innocence and estrangement. By means of digital editing, Sawa grafts miniature images onto familiar, life-size domestic spaces. Sawa first became known for a series of works in which he transformed his living room into a busy airport. His work Trail, which is characterized by a more playful atmosphere, includes surprising encounters with animals planted throughout the domestic space: silhouettes of camels dance by the bathtub drain, elephants wander on the window sill, and birds hover by the light switch. Hiraki Sawa manages to create dreamlike, magical moments and to breathe life into the dark corners of the house, so that the domestic territory is transformed into a surreal psychic realm. 

Born in Ishikawa, Japan, 1977; lives and works in London

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