Floaters by Mayumi Hosokura

G/P gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition of Mayumi Hosokura. The exhibition features Hosokura’s new series of work titled ‘Floaters’, photographed in Taiwan in 2012. ‘Floaters’ was produced through a complex combination of analogue and digital print techniques to approach the immateriality of an image against the materiality of medium. In the photographs each image appears ambivalently and unfixed, as if its floating on the print forever.

The new series ‘Floaters’ were first photographed in Taipei in 2012, when Hosokura participated in the
Artis In Residency program at Kuandu Museum. The images were photographed with color films, then
printed through the process of tintype. The tintype prints were digitally scanned again and finally
produced as type-C prints, which will be in view at the exhibition. Applying the analogue process of
tintype but with the handmade photographic plates makes uncontrollable air bubbles, dripping marks and
scratches that disturb the surface of images. By leaving those residues of the process, Hosokura
intentionally keeps each print with physical marks of the moments and create layers of time, whereas
such a layer structure may emphasize the immateriality of an image.

The concept of the series were inspired by her experience in Taiwan, such as the tropical nature, climate,
and the youth with animation. The photographer describes her experience as something like a fever, and
it made her think of photography as an ambiguous medium, floating between its materiality and visuality.


Mayumi Hosokura Solo Exhibition 'Floaters'
2013.7.5 fri. – 8.10 sat.
Gallery open daily noon - 8 pm
/ Closed on Sunday & Monday
Opening Reception: July 5th, 6 - 8 pm

Artist Talk: July 6th, 6 - 8 pm with guest speaker Shauba Chang (Waterfall)
*Advanced booking is recommended to attend the event