Video Shakkei

Kristen Kreider (Photographer), James O'Leary (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


Drawing from the Japanese practice of shakkei, or ‘borrowed landscape’, we engage with a number of sites in Japan - from ancient Shinto spaces of ritual in Ise to the futuristic Umeda Sky building in Osaka - to perform a series of sequenced actions or ‘live drawings.’ These actions are recorded simultaneously from differing points of view using high definition video as well as recently developed embedded miniature video camera technology.

Edited together in series of filmic composites modeled on the multi-scaled architectural drawing, the recordings relate architectural space to performed event, and this to narrative sequence. The result is a hyper-digitized, absurdly choreographed and poetically rendered image of place.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputDVD
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009


  • Video Shakkei
  • Kreider + O'Leary
  • Kreider
  • O'Leary
  • Video Shakkei

    Kreider, K. & O'Leary, J.


    Project: Research

  • Drawing Out Transdisciplinary Conference

    Kristen Kreider (Speaker)

    7 Apr 20109 Apr 2010

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  • The International Centre for Drawing

    Kristen Kreider (Participant)

    6 Apr 201026 Apr 2010

    Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Festival/exhibition

  • TALKS series

    Kristen Kreider (Speaker)

    25 Nov 2009

    Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar

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