Todd HIDO

Excerpts from Silver Meadows


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"'Excerpts from Silver Meadows', by Todd HIDO is his most ambitious project to date. 'Silver Meadows' is the name of a street that runs through Hido's neighborhood in Kent, Ohio where the artist grew up.

The setting of HIDO’s childhood, it also became the creative wellspring for his work. Here, it serves as a point of departure for HIDO’s reexamination of a Midwestern suburban upbringing; ‘a trip through the innocence of childhood and adolescence and into the darker aspects of life beyond.’ Beautifully printed on matt Japanese art paper, and featuring an ‘installation’ of tipped-in images on the case binding, " (publisher's note)

"Fascinated by the idea that photography can be a vehicle for exploring the 'architecture of his childhood', Todd HIDO once again sets out down the street that runs through his neighbourhood in Kent, Ohio where the artist grew up.

Cinematic and highly-charged with a bitter-sweet intensity, 'Excerpts from Silver Meadows' continues HIDO's trip from the innocence of childhood to the darker side of what prevails in his own adult universe.
Effortlessly blending portraits, interiors and brooding landscapes as well as appropriated images, it's an intricate and complex tapestry that tells Hido's own story while employing the power of suggestion to impressive effect. With lavish production values (the book is printed on matt Japanese paper with tipped-in images on the case binding), this oversized but elegant book marks HIDO's sixth monograph to date with the esteemed publisher, Nazraeli." (Tim Clark)

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Hido's stärkstes Buch - im gleichen Über-Format gedruckt wie seine Vorgänger ('Between the two', ' A road divided' 'Roaming Landscape'), jedoch ungleich komplexer und narrativer. Dort nur angedeutet, entfaltet Hido hier aus realen Abbildungen seiner nächsten Heimat, 'Silver Meadows' in Kent, Ohio, einen fiktiven Kosmos, bestehend aus atmosphärischen Landschaftsaufnahmen und Gebäuden im amerikanischen Irgendwo. An Terri Weifenbachs 'Maple and Chestnut' erinnernd, aber formal ganz anders gelöst. Gerade wegen seiner persönlichen Verbindung zu dieser Gegend gelingt ihm ein 'traumähnliches Melodram', das sich jederzeit und überall abgespielt haben könnte. Die zeit-gleiche Verwendung mehrerer Kameras und die Buchgestaltung mit mehreren Klappseiten geben dem Projekt Spannung und erzählerische Tiefe.
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