Recordings of Japanese Sites (V)
Katharina Bayer
Artist Statement
RECORDINGS OF JAPANESE SITES (V), 2019-2020 slide-installation with 5 photographs 15 min. loop (color, sound) 1 projector, 1 speaker, dimensions variable - The one-channel slide installation consists of five static color photographs of various Japanese locations. The projection is accompanied by corresponding sound recordings for each site. Image and sound were captured at the same time in the process of their creation. While the photograph visually describes the moment, an experience of temporal duration is given acoustic expression as well.
Then-Now: Memories burn themselves into our memory like images. Over time, they begin to change, to deform. Sounds can awaken them in us. How strongly places are connected to their specific soundscape became clear to me when I repeatedly saw and heard the recordings of Japanese sites. The contemplative observation of these places brings to light new details of the diversity of Japanese culture, which have remained hidden for the time being in the fleeting nature of the moment. I have found Japanese culture to be very rich, this otherness inspires me.
Artist Bio
EDUCATION 2016-2020 Studied Fine Arts, BA. Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, Switzerland Guest-Semester, 2018. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA since 2015 Runs own office for architecture and images, www.cyaan.ch2006-2012 Studied Architecture, MA. Technical University Graz, Austria SOLO EXHIBITION 2018 In the Wabash Window, SITE Galleries, 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, USA GROUP EXHIBITION 2020 Common Ground, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria 2019 Zine in Tokyo, POST Bookstore, Minami-Ebisu Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan 2019 ZHdK Diploma Show, Exhibition Space BKM, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland 2018 ZHdK Highlights, Galery Space 2, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland 2018 The Photographic, UG in Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany 2017 Ongoing, Exhibition Space BKM, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland 2017 Auftakt: Versprechen Fotografie, Exhibition Space BKM, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland 2016 - 2018 Schweizweit, S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, Switzerland Schweizweit, AIT Architektur Salon, München, Switzerland Schweizweit, Arc-en-Rêve - Centre d‘architecture de Bordeaux, France NOMINATIONS 2019 Promotion of Aspiring Artists in Photography by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council 2018 ZHdK Highlights 2018 by Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK COMMISSIONS 2019-2020 Commission for a Photographic Essay, Verein pro archithese (ed.), Swiss Performance 2020, archithese, March 1.2020: 46-59, Zurich BOOKS / MAGAZINES 2020 Christina Horisberger, Verein pro archithese (ed.), Zeit ist Luxus., Swiss Performance 2020, archithese, no.1 (March 1.2020): 46-59, Zurich 2016 Andreas Ruby, Viviane Ehrensberger, Stéphanie Savio (ed.), Schweizweit, S AM Swiss Architecture Museum Basel, Christoph Merian Publishers, Basel 2015 Stadt Zürich, Amt für Hochbauten (ed.), Grundrissfibel Wohnbauten 1999 – 2015, Hochparterre Publishers, Zurich ONLINE