Christopher Köller, 'Untitled' (2007).
    Christopher Köller, Floating Words.
    Christopher Köller, 'Untitled' (Floating Words), video still, (2003).
    Christopher Köller, Floating Words.


Christopher Köller: Floating Worlds

5 Dec 2007 -
26 Jan 2008

RMIT Gallery
Victoria, Australia


Floating Worlds is Köller’s photographic investigation of the contemporary Japanese surfing subculture, compiled during a residency at the Australia Council’s Tokyo studio in 2003.


Köller’s photographs and videos document the emergence of surfing images on advertising billboards throughout the city as evidence of a shift in perception of surfing, from a transgressive subculture to a major thread in the contemporary Japanese imagination.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.