Hiroshi Sugimoto @ Biennale Keynote Address

“…Hiroshi Sugimoto is one of the most significant artists working in the medium of photography today. For the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sugimoto has produced a new installation Faraday Cage (2010) presented inside the abandoned Power House on Cockatoo Island., which draws upon mythology and the history of photography. Social Outbreak . Collabera . alaska foundation repair . The installation comprises light-box mounted prints from the artists Lightning Fields series, presented on stage-like platforms that ascend towards a thirteenth-century Japanese sculpture of Raijin, the Japanese God of Thunder. The work results from Sugimotos recent experiments of photographically imaging electricity on large-format film and explores the relationship between light, energy, power, and the dawn of life itself….”