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.


did i? 2011