Exhibition in the time of Corona

On Your Side

Welcome to my online exhibtion project “On Your Side”.

5 digital works are displayed here.

I have thought about distance, time, and themes about sence of sight by creating these works. Also I have saw activities of people on riverside.

I love peaceful scenes on riverside where people do what each one likes: running, reading books, dancing, playing music, and so on. For 17 years of my creation, I have come to think that the structure of “each one does what he / she likes” is important for freedom and peace, in which there are innumerable centers and innumerable stories centered on each one.

In the time of Corona, I hope that my works about daily scenes along the river will illuminate each path to regaining daily life.

30th September 2020
Lisa SOMEDA

Online Exhibition Project

In this exhibition, 5 works about the scenery along the river will be released sequentially from the end of September, 2020.

Works of project “RIVERSIDE” are very long piece made by connecting a large number of photographs taken along a riverside of several kilometers, and were exhibited as a large-scale photo installation mainly in public spaces.

In this exhibition works are made for display at the exhibition hall.
If they are played on the display monitors in museums or galleries, they will be perceived as “real” exhibitions.

If so, when you play them, wouldn’t you think that the place where you are would be the exhibition hall?

And if you like them and want to share them with someone, show them on your display monitor or tablet. The digital works published here are not limited to personal viewing.I abandoned part of the license to allow you to distribute them.

If you follow the three rules below, you can display it at your desk, storefront monitor or of course the white cube. Rather welcome.

  1. Attribution
  2. NonCommercial
  3. NoDerivatives

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

INFORMATION

Title
On Your Side
Date
30/09/2020 – 31/03/2021
Venue
Wherever you can connect to the internet
https://somedalisa.net/exh2020/
Browser
Devices with modern browser
It will not work properly a slow internet connection.
Works
darker and darker (2020)
СНЕГ (2018)
SNOW (2015)
RIVSERISDE (2005)
Spring has come! (2014/2020)
Artist
Lisa SOMEDA (offcial site)
CONTACT

SCHEDULE

E. Sept
darker and darker (2020)
Night scape along Riv.Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan
E. Oct
СНЕГ (2018)
СНЕГ” means snow in Russian.
Snow scape along Riv.Fontanka in St.Petersburg, Russia
M. Nov
SNOW (2015)
Snow scape along Riv.Toyohira in Sapporo, Japan
B. Dec
RIVSERISDE (2005)
The first work about Riv.Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan
E. Dec
Spring has come! (2014/2020)
Spring scape with cherry blossoms in full bloom along Riv.Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan

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darker and darker(2020)  | LISA SOMEDA
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darker and darker

This work consists of photographs taken on the west bank of the Kamo River flowing through Kyoto City in the summer of 2015. From the evening to the night, I photographed the gradual darkening time and the lively scene of the riverside.

I focused on “flow of time” created by combining multiple photographs.

Year
2020
time
36min/loop
license
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

СНЕГ

It is a four-part work about the snow scape along the Fontanka River flowing through St. Petersburg (Russia). The title “СНЕГ” (Sneak) means snow in Russian. In the winter of 2016, I participated in an artist-in-residence program in St. Petersburg and took a picture. It is the longest work at the moment.

Year
2018
time
#1:17min/loop
#2:35min/loop
#3:20min/loop
#4:48min/loop
license
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
СНЕГ (2018) | LISA SOMEDA

#1

When I created the previous work in Sapporo(Japan), I was interested in invisibility by snowing. So I tried to “catching invisibility precisely” in this work, but it was only on the first day when I took picture of The Summer Garden (Ле́тний сад) that the snowstorm was so obstructive during my stay.The rhythm of contrasting density was born in the work because it had been snowstorm on and off many times.(about 17min)

СНЕГ (2018) | LISA SOMEDA
29/10/20 Released

#2

Heading to the city, You can see many people going out. During the shoot, I found a couple in a snowball fight (center of above photo).Further ahead, there will be a woman walking on a snowy road with high-heeled boots. It is a scene where you can often find various activities of people.

СНЕГ (2018) | LISA SOMEDA
5/11/20 Released

#3

As a matter of fact, architects are most interested in this RIVERSIDE project. Perhaps they are looking at the work as a material for the cityscape. In this scene, many characteristic buildings with elaborate reliefs can be seen, so it may be said that there are many things to see from an architectural point of view. Since it supports 4K, you can see the details.

СНЕГ (2018) | LISA SOMEDA
12/11/20 Released

#4

Getting closer and closer to the Gulf of Finland, the atmosphere of the city changes little by little.Finally, you will reach the Admiralty Shipyard (Адмиралтейские верфи), one largest shipyards for navy submarines in Russia.
In this scene, it makes us think about what creates the “atmosphere” of the city.

BIOGRAPHY

Lisa Someda, photographer.Currently based in Kyoto, Japan.

EXHIBITION

2018
Exhibition project “Kronstadt Stories—3. Slowness” Museum of the history of Saint-Petersburg, Museum of printing/ St.Petersburg, Russian Federation
2015
The 3rd Sapporo 500m Gallery Award Exhibition “SNOW” Sapporo 500m Gallery/ Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
2005
“RIVERSIDE” Kyoto Station Building Sky Way (public space) / Kyoto, Japan

PUBLICATION

2007
joint authorship "Phenomenology of art exhibition" Takao Ota and Junko Miki eds. Koyoshobo

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

2016
NCCA North-West Branch, Kronstadt Residence Program, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

EDUCATION

2005
Kyoto Institute of Technology M.A Design and Engineering, Photograph
2003
Kyoto Institute of Technology B.A. Design and Engineering, Photograph
1998
Osaka University B.E. Electrical engineering

NEWS

Release Schedule of “СНЕГ”

Thanks to you, my online exhibition got off to a good start.

Today, I released the first scene of СНЕГ (2018).
The title, СНЕГ (Sneak) means snow in Russian.This snowscape was shot in St. Petersburg, 2016.

From today, I will release one scene every Thursday for four weeks.
I would appreciate it if you could take a look.

https://somedalisa.net/exh2020

A live chat function has been added to my exhibition site.
Please feel free to call me when a chat icon is displayed.

2020.10.22
Online Exhibition Project “On Your Side”

I’m pleased to announce my online exhibition “On Your Side” is open at the end of September 2020.

In this exhibition, 5 digital works of project “RIVERSIDE” will be released sequentially.

Works of project “RIVERSIDE” are very long piece made by connecting a large number of photographs taken along a riverside of several kilometers, and were exhibited as a large-scale photo installation mainly in public spaces. In this time I re-edit them as digital work for display monitors.

At the opening, “darker and darker” (2020) is the first released, which consists of photographs about the night scape of Riv.Kamo flowing the center of Kyoto. 36min’s slow movie.

https://somedalisa.net/exh2020

2020.09.30