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Title

Riefenstahl

2006


Artist

Kota Ezawa

Germany, United States of America

1969 -


About

German-Japanese artist Kota Ezawa grew up and trained as an artist in Germany before moving to San Francisco in 1994. Working across media, Ezawa produces work using video, digital printing and computer animation. Ezawa’s computer rendering of the image produces a flattened effect that is visually reminiscent of the popular American television series, ‘South Park’. In ‘Riefenstahl’ and ‘Polaroid Land Camera’, Ezawa has selected iconic imagery that in the case of the former depicts German film director Leni Riefenstahl, and for the latter, the popular low-cost and easy-use Polaroid Land Camera 1000, which was mass-produced by Kodak in the 1980s. Manifestly these works signify the demise of analogue technology (Polaroid cameras and silver gelatin prints) and the emergence of digital processing.


Details


Date

2006


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour aquatint on thick paper


Edition

19/35


Dimensions

25.2 x 37.8 cm platemark; 49.3 x 57.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Kota Ezawa 06".


Credit

Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Morris Low 2013


Location

Not on display


Accession number

245.2013


Artist information

Kota Ezawa

Works in the collection

2


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Kota Ezawa, The History of Photography Remix, Portland, 2006, (illus.).