SHIMURAbros is a brother-sister duo consisting of Yuka Shimura and brother Kentaro Shimura. Researchers at Studio Olafur Eliasson and incorporating elements of sculpture, installation and avant-garde filmmaking techniques in their work. Their practice explores the history of moving image approached from a fundamentally different perspective. One that extends film beyond its two-dimensional limits through intricate installations and playful re-working of cinematic language.

The talk highlights SHIMURAbros film and moving image installations, focusing on the formalistic qualities and contexts at play.  Exploring the role technology and cinematic history has on the aesthetic and conceptual approach the artists’ have to their work in terms of research and exhibition.

Talk presented in partnership with The Japan Foundation and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, home to the British Artists ‘Film & Video Study Collection which holds a large amount of material for academic research in artists’ moving image. SHIMURAbros have exhibited widely including at Art Basel Hong Kong; 798 Art Factory; The National Art Centre, Tokyo; NUS Museum Singapore; MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei); PICA(the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Museum), Australia; Museums Quartier, Vienna. “SEKILALA” received the Excellence Prize (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Prize) at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival.

Special thanks to The Japan Foundation and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.