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APPROACHING
WHITENESS

Rinko Kawauchi is recognized for masterful editing and sequencing of her images to generate a rich body of photobooks. In response to this, presenting her photography as a sequence of frames on a scroll — a form with a rich history in Japan — is a new photobook form for the photographer that draws out some of the ideas at the core of her work. The sequence of frames flow from right to left and connote the passage of time as an uninterrupted sequence. This idea extends to a larger philosophy that all things are connected. Approaching Whiteness presents nine different sequences that each focus on a specific theme. Previews of the nine different scroll themes are available here. The total combined size of the edition is 300 scrolls. Each scroll is stamped by the Artist.

Read review of Approaching Whiteness on photo-blog Soft Focus: Soft Focus

Scroll Specifications:
Height: 220 mm, Width: 2.1 meters
Recto: Digital Printing by Edition Works, Tokyo
Verso: Silk-screened pattern in luminescent ink; Calligraphy with sumi ink
Japanese paper by Awagami
The scroll wraps around a Katsura pole with a diameter of 40mm and 236mm in length.
Box: 66 x 66 x 255 mm, Paulownia wood with laser-cut lettering
Retail Price: ¥30,000 Japanese Yen
(equivalent to approximately US$300.)
Shipping: International courier via EMS


Select a Theme



Click on one of the following nine scroll themes to view a preview clip. Scroll themes marked with an asterisk * have a remaining quantity of less than ten.

Candle

Deer

*Boats (*sold out*)

*Eclipse

Stairs

*Goldfish

*Sakura(*sold out*)

*Diamond Dust

*Lotus (Only 1 remaining.)


Movie Credits
Direction & Photography: Akiko Nishimura 
Music: VOQ

やうやうしろく

川内倫子は写真作品と同等に写真集の編集も世界中で高く評価されている写真家です。 今回の作品では、日本で豊かな歴史のある「巻物」を、非常に新しい写真集の形として使用しました。 右から左へと開かれていく写真の巡り方が特質的であり、撮影された順に並ぶ写真と共に、すべての一瞬は繋がっているという川内倫子の世界観が、巻物独特の時間軸の上に現れます。 「Approaching Whiteness」シリーズでは、9種類それぞれ内容の異なるテーマがあります。下記のリンクからプレビューをご覧いただけます。すべて完全な手作りの為、300本限定です。作品には川内倫子の印が押されています。

巻物詳細
縦:220mm、横:2.1m
表:インクジェクトプリント
エディションションワークス(東京)
裏:シルクスクリーン印刷、墨汁
紙:アワガミファクトリー生産
巻物の芯:桂の丸棒、直径40mm、高さ236mm
箱:特注の桐箱 66 x 66 x 255 mm
文字:レーザーカット


Select a Theme


テーマ種類のプレビュー

Candle

Deer

Boats *完売*

Eclipse

Stairs

Goldfish

Sakura

Diamond Dust

Lotus *残り在庫が一点のみです*

映像のクレジット
映像 西村亜希子 
音楽 VOQ