22 April 2022
Paper Gallery has the honor to announce the solo exhibition of the Japanese artist Naho Kawabe, curated by Paper Gallery.
The “Camera Isolata” is a project realized through a special grant for artists under the Sars-Cov-19 pandemic from the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung. The motto of this grant is “Art knows no shutdown”, which supports projects that take an artist’s approach to a world that is under lockdown 2020.
The Latin derived term “Camera Isolata”, characterizes a closed and isolated room – concretely and symbolically – an isolated space situation.
This project “Camera Isolata”, consists of three experiment-videos with six artists who were invited:
Jane Brucker, visual artist, USA
Miss Hawaii, musician, Japan
Henrik Malmström, photographer, Argentina
Setbyol Oh, light designer, Germany
Ziyun Wang, painter, China
Yohei Yama, painter, Vietnam
In the end, three communication-experiments / actions are performed, consisting in three groups using that small online space of the “Camera Isolata”. In each case, two artists – who have never met – spend a certain amount of time together in this room, in quasi quarantine.
Group 1: Spend time without talking (meditation)
Group 2: Spend time working (manual work)
Group 3: Spend time drawing
When the custodian signals the end of the quarantine period, each isolated artist takes their still running computer and walks out, until the WiFi connection breakes up, symbolising the boundaries of our social connection.