About The Book
Melody of Light is a result of the artist’s six-week stay in Wroclaw – her moving freely among a variety of places and people, themes and contexts. As in her previous publications, in Melody of Light Keiko Nomura explores such topics as transience, nature, body, soul travel and the water cycle. With the help of a lens – both on film and in digital form – she captures life, going on as if detached from time and place. The photos are accompanied by a short poetic essay written by the artist. Publisher’s Info
By The Way
Sun’s Signature is the current project from vocalist Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and percussionist Damon Reece (Massive Attack). Life and musical partners, their eponymous debut EP is released through Partisan Records.
About The Artist
Keiko Nomura studied photography in Osaka and Los Angeles. Her first photo book, Deep South (1999), which presents the artist’s Okinawan roots, attracted interest, especially due to its unique colour range and rich emotionality. Since then Nomura has been one of the most recognised Japanese female art photographers.
In the autumn of 2021 the artist completed a residency in Wroclaw as part of a residency programme for Japanese and Polish female photographers organised by BWA Wroclaw Galleries of Contemporary Art in cooperation with the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee. Books (Selection): Deep South (Little More, 1999); Bloody Moon (Touseisha, 2006); Drop of Light to Rushing Water (Pierre von Kleist editions, 2016); Otari-Pristine Peaks (SUPER LABO, 2018).
About The Publisher
BWA Wrocław are four venues linked by one programme presenting art and design in new, sometimes surprising forms. The shows, exhibitions, events and publications of BWA Wrocław concern contemporary visual practices and new social, political and spiritual ideas. These galleries are BWA Wrocław Główny, Dizajn, Studio and SIC!. They also publish Biuro – a magazine about art, culture and new thoughts.