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.
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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