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Cerith Wyn Evans “Green Room w/ attendant mirrors…” (tarrying with Kagami-ita)

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Artist: Cerith Wyn Evans

Closing reception & performance: Friday 28 April, 6pm-8pm

Reverse, reflect, refract and repeat across a make-shift plane. Both amplifying and occluding as if portals interrogating the scopic regime – thresholds are dispersed across the mis-en-scene and fractures manifest a ruptured ‘cut-up’ scenography.


A transversal shift from, through, with and for out to in and a recall of mirror travels on the occasion of a trans-plant calling shade.

“One theory is that it reflects the pine tree behind the audience.”

Staging a garden (‘you might become a park’ wherein you take the time to reflect and strive to translate) (Kadensho)

The book of transmission of the flower.

CWE March 23 ( ….)(

Taka Ishii Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans.

The show opens up the Roppongi gallery space quite literally, leaving the door to the veranda open to let in the spring breeze and chirp of birds, contrasting the movement of sunlight with the ever-present neon phrase “Look at that picture, how does it seem to you now… Does it seem to be persisting?” Taken from the short film “The Cut Ups” (1966), this acts as the reenforcing backdrop of many threads interweaving past, present, and surely future themes of Evans’ oeuvre. A rotating pine tree echoes the several similar ones at Sogetsu Kaikan, along with lushly fragrant plants taken from the gallery’s balcony cut into the scene. All is segmented and pasted into a cohesive, living whole.

all images © the gallery and the artist(s)

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