HAPPENINGText: Yasuharu Motomiya

Besides, “Flatland” by Angela Detanico + Rafael Lain is the piece of projected images of drawn pictures by pixels with River Mekong that are shot from a boat. This is very abstract. However, the sound recorded in concurrence with the shooting is played with the images, so I felt smell and mild warmth proper to Asia.

“Flatland”, Angela Detanico + Rafael Lain, 2003

There I was given an illusion of being shore. This piece is very strange. It’s simple but this simpleness stimulates the visitors’ conception and sense. If you touch this piece, you maybe notice that reality is made from senses human has and is very ambiguous.

“spray”, Carsten Nicolai, 2005

“spray” is a piece of audio-visual by Carsten Nicolai. I personally respect him. This piece’s concept is stealth plane. Its concept was born in the conversation with Marko Peljhan, who entries with SPECTRAL-SYSTEM TYO ON 2005. In this piece, innumerable white particles move around and around, the change image on the screen. Meanings were built through simple movement, and I felt the digital and organic at the same time.

Information and nature, which are difficult to relate in our daily lives, were transformed into sound, images, programs and objects. Iwas excited to see them. Besides, this exhibition made me brood over whereabouts of human in the present world among the digital and analog, information and nature.

Open Nature Exhibition
Date: April 29th – July 3rd, 2005
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Monday)
Place: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Address: 4F Tokyo Opera City Tower, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 0120-144199 (Free dial)
Cooperation: Embassy of Switzerland

Text: Yasuharu Motomiya
Translation: Yuhei Kikuchi
Photos: PAS Photography

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