Hiraki Sawa at James Cohan Gallery
James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26th Street New York NY 10001
17 February - 26 March 2011
The James Cohan Gallery presents did i?, a new single channel video work commissioned by Animate Projects, in which Sawa explores amnesia and the devastation of severe memory loss through a series of abstract visual sequences.
Sawa's solo exhibition also includes a video and sound installation entitled O (2009), originally commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery for The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, Australia. Presented across a triptych of large-scale projections, ten small video monitors and five channels of audio, O abstracts the notion of time by the simultaneous depiction of interior and exterior spaces, meditations on the moon and the earth, and suggestions of the present and distant past.