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'Inversion' (2015) in 'Shape of Light'

05.02.2018 - 10.14.2018

Tate Modern

2 days ago

Daisuke Yokota, ‘Inversion’ (2015) - a set of 56 unique solarized gelatin silver prints, overall dimensions variable (here: 252x224 cm), mounted onto wall with magnets.

Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction.
 
Key photographs are brought together from pioneers including Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff, right up to exciting new work by Antony Cairns, Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, made especially for the exhibition.  - © Tate Modern

Daisuke Yokota (b. 1983, Japan)’s practice consists in constantly revisting his own photographs by adding layers of ‘accidents’, as he puts them, in order to metaphorically signify the superimposition of states of consciousness and memories. Often referring to the concept of echo and reverb, Yokota also establishes links between visual and musical field by questioning, for instance, the duration of a fixed image. ‘Inversion’ is an installation composed of a multitude of unique black and white solarized photographs. Each print is a transposition by contact on a photosensitive paper of photographs originally printed in Yokota’s artist’s books entitled ‘Matter (waxed)’ (2014-2015), whose pages are used as positives.