HAPPENINGText: Wakana Kawahito

Jung Yeondoo “Chinemagician”

On the left hand side, Jung Yeondoo‘s “Chinemagician” was exhibited, and going more inside, you see Chantal Akerman‘s “From the East,bordering on Fiction, 1995“, Wang Jian Wei‘s “Hostage” and Steven Pippin‘s “Ω=1” among other works.

Alfredo Jaar “The Sound of Silence” Photo: Kioku Keizo

On the 3rd floor, you will first see a tremendous number of fluorescent lights at the front. Getting used to the bright light, you will notice the box is “The Sound of Silence“, one of well-known works by Alfredo Jaar. Made under the idea of discussion on the renowned photograph that received a Pulitzer Prize, the work shows letters slowly as if you listen to someone’s reading with a low voice. Worth to experience the 8 minutes of silence and impact.

Arnout Mik “Schoolyard” Photo: Kioku Keizo

In a room at the most rear, Arnout Mik’s “Schoolyard” was screened on 2 big screens next to each other. Different visuals are screened on each screen, where intersects visuals of both objective and subjective viewpoints. As the piece is made in slow motion without sound, you see the ordinary things that happen in the schoolyard as more dramatic ones.

Besides the 2 main venues introduced here, you can enjoy viewing various works at Tokyo University of the Arts, Bashamichi Campus, Nogeyama Animal Park and Koganecho Bazzar.

The festival continues until the end of November. I would recommend to check the schedule and plan where and what to see first before your visit.

CREAM International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009
Date: October 31st – November 29th, 2009
Open: 11:00-19:00(Sat, Sun, Holidays 10:00-19:00)
Venues: Shinko Pier, BankART Studio NYK, other satellites
Tickets: Adult 1,300 yen / College Student 1,000 yen / High School Student 500 yen / Free entry to children of middle-school age and younger

Text: Wakana Kawahito
Translation: Mariko Takei

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