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Photography「Landscape in Modern Architecture」
Group Show「THE EXPOSED #7」
at G/P+g3/ gallery, January 11 - February 28, 2014

Landscape in Modern Architecture
The color palette-like geometric patterns in the images of the “Landscape in Modern Architecture” series were shot in the Dessau Master’s Houses, where Bauhaus masters such as Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee lived, and the Bauhaus Building, where the same masters taught courses on color theory in the early 20th Century. In this series Iinuma takes “corners of a room” as the smallest compositional unit of an urban landscape and combines snapshots with images of corners of rooms, which she shot at Bauhaus. To produce her first artist book “schwarzschild” in 2012, she confronted the approximately 100,000 photographs she had shot in the past eight years and hypothesized that the collection of room corners constitutes a building, and the street running between buildings constitute urban space, the stage of everyday events. She explains that she was concious of Japanese poetry when she selected the images based on the concept explained above. In Hyakuninisshu (100 Poems by 100 Poets), poem that share keywords such as “mountain”, “river”, or “cherry” are juxtaposed to create a grid 10 cards wide and 10 cards high. “Landscape in Modern Architecture”, which takes framed world as “keywords” and connects them to produce an expansive space in nothing less than an attempt to redefine landscape photography.
(IMA Magazine Vol.7 / STEPOUT ! Vol. 3 / 2014 Spring)

Photo Book「Landscape in Modern Architecture」

First edition of 30 (pigment print) / 2013
Second edition of 30 (pigment print) / 2014
Third edition of 100 (offset print) / 2015

available at Yvon Lambert Bookshop, Florence Loewy and Motto Distribution
or contact me per email : contact[at]

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