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Kota Ezawa

(Germany, United States of America 1969 – )

Title
Polaroid Land Camera
Year
2006
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour aquatint on thick paper
Edition
19/35
Dimensions

28.9 x 34.6 cm platemark; 51.8 x 54.8 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
Accession number
246.2013
Copyright
© Kota Ezawa
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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