Riyo Nemeth

Recursion

2021

3 x 4K videos, sound, 13:27 min

Three screens are juxtaposed to represent the slits of a zoetrope, where photographs are repeatedly slid from left to right, gradually overlapping and beginning to move. Occasionally, as the rotation slows down, the moving image is transformed again into a series of hundreds of photographs. The video becomes fragmented, shifting between still and moving images, visualising the density of time. It also attempts to remove the permanence of the digital video, as if it is affected by gravity. The body in the image takes a pomegranate in its hand, and sometimes eats a seed, sometimes leaves it uneaten and returns it to the floor. Inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone, the goddess who ate some seeds of a pomegranate causing the arrival of winter and the beginning of the four seasons, it reflects on the question of our belief in the immutability of the recurring cycle of things, and the aftermath as we continue to revolve regardless of changes.

internal / memory, 2021, at LUMIX GINZA TOKYO, Japan

Riyo Nemeth © 2021. All rights reserved. An atn.zone website.

Light sees

2021

4K video, 7:15 min

Light sees is a video of a hand touching a beam of light from a mobile phone. The hand is tinted in red with blood vessels becoming translucent in the light.

internal / memory, 2021, at LUMIX GINZA TOKYO, Japan

Riyo Nemeth © 2021. All rights reserved. An atn.zone website.

Since

2021

4K video, sound, 4:13 min

Since is a video showing layers of photographs of a body which are slowly fading in and out into another, creating an unfamiliar shape yet identifiable through familiarity of our own body. Intermittently one of the images returns in a flash and interrupts the continuous movement.

internal / memory, 2021, at LUMIX GINZA TOKYO, Japan

Riyo Nemeth © 2021. All rights reserved. An atn.zone website.

Consonant Intervals

2018

2 x 4K videos, sound
Pulse 18 min
Lead 9:47 min

In parallel with video and photography, Consonant Intervals explores natural matters within video, such as, ways of moving, being moved, and sounds, and to bring a different angle to the moving image. Turning back and forth in between video and photography, by adding motions in a photograph or projecting a static viewing subject, it reflects that not only movements can take things forward, but also that time is always passing forward in the video. Such organic appearance and instinctive movements can also change when the viewing subject is led in a conscious direction through the lens, it loses its essence but becomes sustainable. Through sounds, we’re told its speed, see the gravity, and feel the texture. Sound can define the movement, yet at the same time it can distract it. To shift the link in between the sound and the video, it can then remove the restriction in time. We hear the sound of the metronome, layers of images from different times and angles play together, sometimes they are shifted, sometimes overlap. The individual perspectives are engaged in focus as if they have found consonance in the various combinations of sound, the view turns clear.

LUMIX MEETS BEYOND 2020, 2018, at IMA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Riyo Nemeth © 2021. All rights reserved. An atn.zone website.

Rerun

2017

4 x 4K videos, sound, 9-15 min

Flowers as a still life, to capture, save, store, overwrite, project repeatedly and to leave these traces recollects the subjects passed time and reconstructs themselves. Rerun is composed of four monochrome videos in which each is an individual flower emerging from darkness. The petals are subtly moving which suggests it is more than a static image. Sometimes slowly or suddenly, the flower appears doubled and tripled, it starts to vibrate creating a mechanised unfamiliar movement. Using a method of 3D film making composed with two images shot from separate lenses similar to that of the human eye. For this video, there are multiple angled views of the flower are blended, or projected frame by frame at the same time resulting in a perception of three-dimensionality to the image. The process of preserving the views into photographs or videos has become usual procedure to reconstruct the viewing subject onto a two dimensional surface. Through this process the flower’s touch, weight or spatial sense becomes further from the original, yet we learn to enable ourselves to unconsciously ignore the difference and accept the reality. This work explores different perspectives by revealing the process of video making or the gap in between the frames, it leads to a dissimilarity in the already existed understanding of the viewing subject and projects the distinction between the reality in the screen and its imperfection.

Rerun, 2017, at Cale / Field Sewing Tokyo, Japan