Japanese photographer Lieko Shiga's artistic practice developed from her visceral sense of unease with the convenience and automation of daily life.

Her practice connects questions about the nature of the photographic medium with fundamental questions about life and the means of expressing oneself.

Through intensive encounters with her subjects, Shiga weaves together images inspired by a wide range of sources such as surrealism, land art, happenings, sculpture and Japanese myths. The starting points for her photographic works are often interviews in which she asks people about the dreams, fears and experiences they associate with specific places. In combination with her own memories, emotions or experiences, she then creates complex, fantastical and elaborately staged scenarios.

Lieko Shiga will be holding a lecture hosted by Pier 24 on Thursday, March 2 at 7PM at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis Wattis Theater. Tickets can be pruchesed here.