"Well, I really don’t know how to tell you ... That I was once young and I listened to thunder, I just want to be safe, stay at home, hoping the roof won’t crash down on me, in bed sniffing the steamy warmth of my blanket. The TV is on but I don't understand the sounds and the colours look foggy.
I wonder about me, myself walking in the rain late at night. Me, myself floating slightly up from the ground, always feeling I've been manipulated by something or someone. Swimming, blackwaters, spotlight, moonlight on buzzy seabirds, now it's dark they flew off into the horizon. I know that what I’m wearing is stained but I’m in this armour and ascending with it all."
Hiromi Nakajima - Short Notes available to buy in the bookstore.
"In the curved snake of history this tail might eat itself and become nothing more than zero.
Even as an axis for infinity it is a hole lot more than the sum of it's void, If O is forever it is still never more than zero."
O Is For Ornella by Julia Waugh, small publication available in the bookstore.
The Salon - Low Definition - anti cool, @ johnhns, Jeff Keen, Hiromi Nakajima, Noriko Okaku, Tatsumi Orimoto, Richard Parry, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Samantha Sweeting and Julia Waugh - The Salon at The Lewisham Arthouse London England
Low Definition, like an act of translation through soft borders, is the suggestion of something and in descriptions that are formless there is “L’informe”. Yet the question of premium and highly defined information is now a blurred equation, with our increased abilities to clone reality, meta data is minimised in a horizontal platform of replication
Still associated with DIY production and the economically marginalised, the accessibility of technologies has enabled a reevaluation of "LD". Perhaps as exchange that allows for another experience and with this permission for the in between to have significance.
Sachiko Abe, Mio Shirai and Tatsumi Orimoto at Leaving Language in The Metropole Gallery Folkestone England.
A detail of the Mio Shrai tapestry for Leaving Language at The Metropole Gallery Folkestone England.
Hiromi Nakajima performing "Sleep Working" for Leaving Language at The Metropole Gallery Folkestone England.