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Exhibition: TYO2-LDN4 by Antony Cairns at Roman Road

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The artist is showing new work at the Roman Road gallery, in an exhibition called TYO2-LDN4, which gathers together images made in the last year in London and Tokyo, always at night.
Cairns started the original LDN project in London in 2008, and exhibited the work at Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2013; he went on to publish an ebook, LDN EI, which used hacked Kindle e-readers to present deliberately damaged analogue prints in electronic ink. In 2015, Cairns was awarded the prestigious Hariban award, which allowed him to learn about the collotype printing process at the Benrido Collotype Atelier in Kyoto. In this exhibition he’s showing his LDN4 Collotype Glass Plates, plus the same images printed on Japanese Gampi paper. He is also showing photographs from Tokyo petrified on Kindle screens removed from the original reader.
The exhibition is open until 22 April 2017; a retrospective of his work in London, Tokyo, Osaka, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, which includes a text by Tate Modern’s Simon Baker, will be published this year by Morel Books.
www.antony-cairns.co.uk www.romanroad.com

TYO2_038, 2016. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist © Antony Cairns
TYO2_038, 2016. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist © Antony Cairns
TYO2_080, 2016. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist © Antony Cairns
TYO2_080, 2016. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist © Antony Cairns
TYO2_081, 2016. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist © Antony Cairns
TYO2_081, 2016. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist © Antony Cairns
LDN4_107, 2015. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Antony Cairns
LDN4_107, 2015. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Antony Cairns
LDN4_127, 2015. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Antony Cairns
LDN4_127, 2015. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Antony Cairns
LDN4_100, 2015. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Antony Cairns
LDN4_100, 2015. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Antony Cairns
Diane Smyth

Diane Smyth is a freelance journalist who contributes to publications such as The Guardian, The Observer, The FT Weekend Magazine, Creative Review, The Calvert Journal, Aperture, FOAM, IMA, Aesthetica and Apollo Magazine. Prior to going freelance, she wrote and edited at BJP for 15 years. She has also curated exhibitions for institutions such as The Photographers Gallery and Lianzhou Foto Festival. You can follow her on instagram @dismy

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