Grants Awarded2013 | Visual Art | United States
ACC provided support to Kanako Hayashi to research contemporary art, as well as meet artists and curators, and participate in an artist residency program in the United States.
Afterimage brings together a diverse range of works by four artists, all bound by that which is not explicitly shown. ACC Fellow Kanako Hayahi's work explores the language of underwater choreography in order to develop the physical gestures used to create her immersive drawings. Repurposing bodily movement taken from her early years as a synchronized swimmer, Hayashi's final drawings are the static leftovers from this solitary performance. A hint to the work's creation, Hayashi includes a simple video in the installation, which shows her practicing these gestures in water, studying the range and limitations of the body's motion in this restricted environment.