Riyo Nemeth

Recursion

2021

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

Recursion consists of three videos which attempts to fragment the moving image by approaching the origins of the Zoetrope. The video shifts in between still and moving images, reconnecting the memory from their gaps and recreating the illusion of a moving image in digital. Three screens are juxtaposed as looking through slits of Zoetrope, still images are rotating from left to right. Occasionally the speed of repeating videos starts to slow down, resulting in the movement of the image to also move slower. It attempts to bring an impact of gravity and remove the permanence in the digital videos. The woman in the video picks up a pomegranate eats one seed or puts it back on a floor. The scene is taken from the story of Persephone in Greek mythology which tells how winter begun then the seasons were born since she ate pomegranate seeds. It reflects the states of our belief in permanent cycle of things, and even though changes occur, the cycles keep repeating in the course of nature.

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

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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

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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

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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