< I > opportunity

Edition 1/5+AP

Art work / director: Ai Kawano, Director of photography: Hirotsugu Horii

< I > opportunity, 2021, USB and CDR (Edition box), 17’ 44”, Edition 1/5+AP
All images courtesy of the artist(Photo by Hirotsugu Horii)

This video work was shot on a neon sign installed on the roof of a closed hotel in a certain cove. The yellow neon signboard, which indicates the name of the hotel, with the single letter 'I' in the alphabet, evokes lighthouses, gravestones and 'I' as a beacon on the sea. Under the moon on the eve of a lunar eclipse, the light of a single neon sign standing vertically in a cove intersects with the memories of people and places, and with the things of this world and the other world.

  • ©︎2021 Hirotsugu Horii

Artist: Ai Kawano
Born in Shiga Prefecture in 1980, she completed her postgraduate studies in dyeing and weaving, at Kyoto City University of Arts, in 2007. While studying at Kyoto City University of Arts, she studied at the Royal College of Art as an exchange student. Currently a full-time lecturer at Kyoto University of the Arts, Department of Arts and Crafts. Major exhibitions include "Soft Territory" (2021) in commemoration of the reopening of the Shiga Museum of Art.

  • Ai Kawano

Photographer: Hirotsugu Horii 
Born in Shizuoka, Japan
Lecturer: Photography, Kyoto University of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Education: Photography, Art and Architecture School of Waseda University

  • Hirotsugu Horii

Editor: Aura Contemporary Art Foundation