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LILY SHU will present a gallery talk with guest speaker Nozomi Himeno, CEO, Director of Akaaka Art Publishing Inc.
Ligament: Fibrous, highly elastic tissue connecting
the parts of the skeleton and smoothly
regulating the movement of the joints.
The reproducibility inherent in photography is
not so much about transmission to someone
else. In reality it is the sensation of remembrance
Taking a photograph, and viewing a photograph
after it is taken, are not far from the sensation
of dreaming. Something is triggered deep in
the nervous system and we try to give shape to
it, transform it, and catch glimpses of it.
When awake or when asleep, the constantly
shifting visual movements that are part of being
in a body leave behind vague sensations of passion,
perception, pleasure or pain. Within them I
have found something that crosses swords with
some of my selves.
Lily Shu is born in Harbin, China in 1988 and is
currently based in Tokyo. Her work deals with
photography as a medium for reflecting the intersection
of bodily action with vision, offering conceptions
of time and space in very private as well
as public settings, and broadly exploring changes
of consciousness. Aware of the somatic and performance
aspects of photographic activity, she
uses metaphoric sequences and installations to
express versions of time that hint at a past or
future, at histories carried by the community in
which the individual is involved.
Born in Harbin in 1988, Lily Shu studied fine art at the University of Essex, obtained a master’s degree in art history and philosophy from the University of Kent, and is now enrolled in the graduate program at Tokyo University of the Arts. Among her awards are the Judge’s Award from Atsushi Sasaki at the 7th Tokyo Frontline Photo Awards, and the Grand Prix of the Red Brick Warehouse Portfolio Audition at the 33rd Higashikawa International Photo Festival. She was a finalist in the 18th 1_Wall Photography Competition.