Field Sketch 1: Suspended Room

Tadashi Kawamata Artist 
Edition Nord Publisher 
January 2010 Publication date 
Offset Printing 
BW + Color
Box of 64 colour photographs
b/w poster
Edition of 1000
15 cm × 19.8 cm
¥4200 (~$38)

'Field Sketch: Suspended Room' is the first theme in a triple box set which attempts to give form to 700 snapshots taken by Tadashi Kawamata during his school days in the 1970s. Skirting between 'found photography' and 'artistic photography', the series gives a glimpse into his formative ideas and paths not taken.

'Suspended Room' consists solely of photographs of white walls and ceilings. Reproduced complete with discolorations due to age, the photo cards replicate the small format used by Kawamata during that time to keep track of his work.