TARO SHINODA "HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENS"

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Taro Shinoda, LRTT (Lunar Reflection Transmission Technique), 2007-, Telescope video (45min) Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery

Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to present “Homo sapiens sapiens,” a solo exhibition by Taro Shinoda from October 3 to November 2. This exhibition marks Shinoda’s first solo presentation at Taka Ishii Gallery, and presents the film piece “LRTT (Lunar Reflection Transmission Technique),” a current and ongoing project which Shinoda began in 2007, alongside a series of approximately 21 new paintings.

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“LRTT (Lunar Reflection Transmission Technique),” is comprised of film footage of the moon shot from respective locations in Istanbul, Boston and Tokyo. Shinoda appropriates the subject matter of the moon; the single observable satellite from various areas of the earth, in order to realize the sensation that mankind collectively shares this planet. He involves himself in the production of works with an inverted concept at their origin; that we do not look at the moon, but it is in fact the moon that looks upon us. In exhibiting the astronomical telescope used for the production of the works further to the presentation of the film and the paintings, the artist hopes to introduce the entirety of his project.

Taro Shinoda “Homo sapiens sapiens”
Date: October 3rd – November 2nd, 2012
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 19:00
Closed on Sunday, Monday, Public holidays
Opening Reception: October 3rd 19:00 – 21:00
Place: Taka Ishii Gallery
Address: 1-3-2 5F Kiyosumi Koto-ku Tokyo #135-0024, JAPAN
Tel:+81 03 5646 6050
http://takaishiigallery.com

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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