Kotoe Ishii – ‘HAND KANNON PROJECT’

HAND KANNON PROJECT began as an amalgamation of video works and 2D photo collages based around the materiality of the body, nature and specifically the hand(s). For this particular exhibition at BUS Projects’ Screen Space, Ishii presents a video work in which slow moving hands appear and morph into one another, forming a shape of a flower.

Art Exhibition previously on at Bus Projects in Australia.
From Tuesday 29 March 2011 to Saturday 16 April 2011
Launch Tuesday 29 March 2011, 6pm-8pm

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Published by anonymous on Saturday 16 April 2011.
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The transformative, transparent human hands evoke memory traces of the warmth of the human body. At the same time, this hand carries many expressions in itself: cultural, religious, sexual, racial, and emotional.

Here, the folding/wrapping/tearing action depicts desperation for love. This work, making use of a bold and minimal aesthetic to achieve evocative complexity, acts upon the traces of memory inherent in the new BUS Projects basement level exhibition spaces.

Kotoe Ishii
Biography Kotoe Ishii was born in Akita, Japan and came to Australia in 2001. Ishii completed a Master of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009. Ishii is currently concentrating on the use of video in her artistic practice; dealing with the body, its repressed and animated states. Ishii has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions in Melbourne since 2004, including exhibits at various artist-run spaces and at overseas galleries.