Worksound International is pleased to kick-off 2015 with the work of Taro Masushio.
What if space and time could be stored on a flat surface? Untitled (re: space between our bodies) is made out of the feelings of belonging, illegibility, and love. What yields is a positivism of neither-nor, a double-negation, which is located, not on the unstable vacillation of, but precisely in between the here and there.
Taro Masushio uses travel both as a tool for his pinhole exposure prints and also as a vessel that carries the affects of departure and arrival, and the infinity of the in-between. The results are uncalculated imagery that subverts the genre of travel photography, process-heavy photography and zombie formalism.
Opening reception Friday, March 6th, 6 to 9 pm.
820 SE Alder St, Portland, OR
Exhibition dates are March 6 through April 24, 2015.
…Once a discourse is thus driven by its own momentum into the backwater of the “unreal.” Exiled from all gregarity, it has no recourse but to become the site, however exiguous, of an affirmation. That affirmation is, in short, the subject of the book which begins here…
Born in Japan, Taro Masushio is an artist and writer currently based in New York City. He received his BA in Art Practice, and Queer Theory from UC Berkeley, and MFA from New York University. Upon graduation, he spent a year at Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne as a recipient of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation Fellowship. He has taught at NYU and held a seminar on experimental autobiography at UC Santa Barbara. His works have been exhibited internationally including at Immanence, Paris, De Young Museum, San Francisco, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, and 321 Gallery, New York. His writings have appeared in Artforum, ArtAsiaPacific, and Shift among others. In spring 2015, he will be participating in a group show at Wolfart Projectspaces in Rotterdam as well as a talk at Residency Unlimited in New York. He is currently co-organizing the event and exhibition Internet Yami-ichi at Knockdown Center in Queens, and working on its catalog essay.