Reverse of Volume

by kate on May 16, 2012

The best part of working in print is seeing so many talents come together to form a single vision. In just one article, you have a subject, a writer, a photographer, a stylist—all collaborating to make a space or project come to life. Editors and creative directors bring a critical eye to the piece: choosing images, creating layout, adding their own final touches before it goes to the page. It’s a fascinating process to watch, and it heightens my awareness of successful creative collaborations.

The installation artwork, Reverse of Volume, by Yasuaki Onishi, is stunning in its own right—anyone in the vicinity of the Rice Gallery in Houston between now and June 24th should run to see it in person. But for those of us who can’t make it to the show, this beautifully made film by Mark and Angela Walley transports you directly to the space. Through the camera angles and pacing, you feel close to the process, and to the physical details of this massive undulating sculpture. The filmmakers did a wonderful job crafting the film to match the contemplative, tactile, and subtle grace of Yasuaki’s work. I hope you enjoy the film as much as I do, and please make your way to this exhibit if you can; it looks far too amazing to miss!

{All images from Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume (RG), by Walley Films }

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

jamie May 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

This is so simple and beautiful. Walley Films perfectly captured the process, which is crucial to the overall effect of the installation. If only it were closer so i could see it in person.

Laura Jean May 16, 2012 at 11:26 am

Wow. Wow. Wow. Thank you so much for sharing this – it’s so beautiful. I really wish I lived anywhere near Texas because I’d be there in a heartbeat!

Susie May 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

This is SO cool!!

lisa haskell May 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

so BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing.

{gemmifer} May 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Gorgeous. The negative space is pretty amazing as well.

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