Graham Ellard & Stephen Johnstone




(UK/Japan 2015, 16mm film installation, colour, silent, 3 mins.)

in 'Complex Topographies: the garden'.

22 - 28 October, Shoko Shoreikan, Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan.

A gallery installation formed from a short, silent 16mm film shot in extreme close-up in Takamatsu, Japan, as a gardener painstakingly prunes one of the Ritsurin Garden’s 1,400 pine trees – making a series of tiny decisions intended to constrain its height and shape its growth over time.


For an Open Campus

(UK/Japan 2015, 16mm, colour, sound, 29 mins.)

in 'Approaching Nature' as part of Experimenta, the 59th BFI London FilmFestival.

Thursday 15 October, 18:40 NFT3 BFI, Southbank, London.

Shot over four weeks in November 2014 on the campus of Aichi University of the Arts in Japan, ‘For An Open Campus’ is an immersive diary-form film that explores the extraordinary architecture and everyday social life of this campus world designed by Junzo Yoshimura and opened in 1966.

Anthony McCall: Notebooks and Conversations

Book; hardback, 192 pages, 160 colour illustrations. March 2015.

Published by Lund Humphries, in association with Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Switzerland.

Formed from a series of discussions that took place over the last decade between McCall and the artists Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone the book charts the development of Anthony McCall's studio practice. With an inroductory essay 'Thinking in Notebook Form' the book includes numerous facsimile reproductions of pages from McCall's extensive archive of notebooks.

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