SHIMURABROS.: X-RAY TRAIN – LUMIÈRE BROS to SHIMURA BROS.

x raytrain SHIMURABROS.: X RAY TRAIN   LUMIÈRE BROS to SHIMURA BROS.

This project was created to challenge one of the historical constraints / codes of film production / motion imagery. All motion imagery taken by camera is 2 dimensional though crucial developments in film have been made since “Arrive d’un train la Ciotat” (“Arrival of a train” 1895, the first film in the world directed by Lumière brothers). This early work and most film today focuses on projecting images using a two dimensional screen. SHIMURABROS., not unlike the first pioneers Lumière bros, approach from a fundamentally different perspective to extend film beyond the two-dimensional limit. SHIMURABROS. are determined that image exists in an actual three-dimensional space. This screen is formed by a sequence of special shielded film the sequence creates a phenomenon of persistence of vision in a three dimensional direction thus printing out ‘a solid form made of light’ in our retina. Medical technology, specifically a CT scanner creates, for us a new image experience, composed of photographic cross sections this image of the locamotive generates a luster like that of a precious stone for us.

SHIMURABROS. (Japan) (Yuka Shimura, Kentaro Shimura)
A Sister / Brother artist duo, Yuka (b.1976) and Kentaro (b.1979) SHIMURABROS. create works of motion images in formats such as media art, film and installation. A new expression of imagery is achieved through their inventions. The “X-ray train” won the award for the Yokohama Creative Area Competition. “SEKILALA-3 screen installation” presents the concept of live furniture which has been screened at the exhibition Transgenesis (Czech Academy of Science) and the Cannes International Film Festival 2007.