Green Thumb opens this Thursday

Diane Tanzer Gallery

Kotoe Ishii

Green Thumb

Opening night September 23rd.   Exhibition runs till October 16.


Adapted from the 1950s children’s picture-book of the same name, Green Thumb  is a short video using photographic stop-motion techniques, created on a loop. There is no dialogue, just natural, ambient sounds. Continuing Kotoe’s long-held investigations into the physical effect of repressed emotions on the body, Green Thumb sees a series of repeated actions/movements in public space. Specifically, the video features Kotoe’s own thumb, shot in close-up, inserting itself into various holes in the urban landscape. As she does this, plants and trees sprout from the holes.

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