Paper Space is a 4-page pop-up book consisting of paper cut-out dioramas based on film and TV depictions of historic events from the mid 19th century to the present. The book unfolds into a structure divided into four spaces—each housing one of the pop-up scenes.
Kota Ezawa is a kind of video, film and photography archeologist unearthing animations and still images that are hidden in archival footage. His projects have taken the form of digital animations, slide projections, lightboxes, paper cutouts, intaglio etchings, ink drawings and wood sculptures. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Madison Square Park in NYC; Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH; St. Louis Art Museum; Artpace, San Antonio; and the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. He has participated in group exhibitions at MoMA, New York ; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; Art Institute of Chicago; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; as well as the 5th Seoul International Biennale of Media Art and the 2004 Shanghai Biennale. Kota Ezawa is an Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts and lives in San Francisco and Berlin.