Fiona Tan: Ascent
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, February 16, 10am- 5pm | ADMISSION BY DONATION
exhibition dates: February 16-June 16, 2019
Curated by Haema Sivanesan | Founders and Drury Gallery
Fiona Tan’s montage film Ascent is entirely made up of still photographic images depicting one of Japan’s most recognizable landmarks, Mount Fuji. Commissioned by the Izu Photo Museum, Japan, the film and accompanying photo installation are a study of the significance of Mount Fuji in Japanese visual culture. The fictional narration alternates between love story and history, from Western Imperialism to modern tourism. The installation locates a unique realm where the relationship between photography and film come together.
Image credits: Fiona Tan, Ascent (2016), two-part installation: video, 77 mins; mounted colour photographs. Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London and Wako Works of Art Tokyo.