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Sachiko Morita - Time in Air, Time in Paper

Sachiko Morita - Time in Air, Time in Paper

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Sachiko Morita, an artist based in Angers, France, is profoundly honest about her own pleasures and curiosities that she finds in her daily life. To prove this, her gaze transitions from the soils of her garden to a 35mm film camera and eventually to watercolor paper.

Her approach to photography is unique. She creates her own photographic paper by applying a photosensitive emulsion with a brush to Italian Fabriano watercolor paper. She then handles a classic enlarger to expose photographs taken in natural light with a 35mm film camera onto the photographic paper. Subsequently the emulsions are meticulously cleared off with a paintbrush and hot water, as if drawing shadows.

As a result, the drawings-like intuitive outlines of her subjects, which are characteristic of her work, can be perceived as both aspect: the photographic one that captures an instant in time, and the pictorial one that is completed over time while defining lines and shadows. With an eye on these two facets, in this title "Time in Air, Time in Paper" Morita attempts to recompose 51 works from over 20 years and capture the simplicity of the flow of time that exists in her own watercolor paper. Morita's works make us strongly aware of "reality and the passing of time". In addition, by poring over her distinctive flow of time, her works may stimulate us with the pleasure of viewing not only through visually but also through our senses.

First edition of 1000 copies.

Special edition of 25 copies comes with paperboard slipcase and gelatin silver print "Raisins, 11 x 8.5cm, 2022". Each print is unique, since it is handprinted. Signed and numbered by the artist.

22 x 28 cm
72 pages / 1 fold-out
51 color plates
642 grams
Clothbound hardcover with tip-in image uniquely torn off by hand on front cover. Foiled typography on spine, back cover. Letterpress typography on pages. Red headband.

ISBN 978-4-9911780-1-6
Published in 2022

Cairo Apartment
Cairo Apartment is an independent publishing house founded by Jun Iwasaki and Seiko Morikawa in between Tokyo, Japan and Antwerp, Belgium in 2020, currently based in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.
Cairo Apartment produces books as objects, approaching the artist's intentions with the utmost care, then complementing and sharing those intentions via the details of the book itself. Our aesthetic telegraphs and extends the context of the work; the ambience of the book is interactively derived from the story within, creating a literary spatial assemblage. Book = object.
We are named after the historical apartment in Melbourne, Australia where the two founders first lived together, where all our fundamental inspiration came from. Completed in 1936, its modest Art Deco residence has been designated as an important architectural cultural property of the city.

Cairo Apartment : | @cairo.apartment Seiko Morikawa :
Jun Iwasaki : | @to_make_it_home

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