Date: 10 September - 31 October 2009
Venue: AN TOBAR, Argyll Terrace, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6PB
Organiser: AN TOBAR, The Tobermory Arts Centre
Isabella Bird was one of the most important, intrepid and adventurous travellers of the Victorian era. Between 1854 and 1900, she travelled the globe, including spending several years in Japan. Over a twenty-year period, Kiyonori Kanasaka followed in her footsteps, capturing images of places she visited. The resulting exhibition consists of 100 photographs displayed according to the stages of Isabella Bird’s travel history. It also includes approximately 25 photographs taken by Isabella Bird herself and 8 of her illustrations. Kiyonori Kanasaka quotes essential sentences from descriptions found in Isabella Bird’s books and papers to allow the viewer to compare each photograph with her thoughts and opinions. This highlights the change and sustainability of landscape, as well as encouraging the viewer to consider Kanasaka’s notion of “twin time travel” as a new style of travel.
Kiyonori Kanasaka will also give a talk on the 10th September at 8pm entitled “The Study of Isabella Bird and Twin Time Travel”.