“ACT OF LOVE” EXHIBITION

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

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At Hillside Forum of Daikanyama Hillside Terrace, Tokyo, “Act of Love” exhibition will be held to mark the online release of an image compilation “Act of Love“, starting January 8th until 12th, 2016.

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The “Act of Love” image compilation includes 73 animal species during courtship, in which they are categorized according to their behavioural patterns, as opposed to their zoological families. It is a project without precedents in the world and it was born by a project that Sagami Industries as a condom maker has settled. This unprecedented project shows animals during courtship in their own natural habitats. Often amusing, sometimes painful to look at, the images make us realize that human beings are yet another type of animal woven in the mysterious fabric of life. This project was compiled under the supervision of Professor Keisuke Ueda, from the Rikkyo University Department of Bioscience, who is an renowned scholar of behavioural ecology and ornithology, and science communicator Masato Obuchi.

One that involved not only specialists in animal behaviour and wildlife photographers but also had the support from NHK and the BBC, making for a truly diverse visual compilation – also featuring bilingual notes in both English and Japanese. Besides the exhibition of the visual dictionary, collected and produced materials, projection, and collaborated exhibition with dance, fashion, and food will be on display. Why don’t you enjoy this event?

“Act of Love” Exhibition
Date: January 8th – 12th, 2016
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (Till 16:00 on 12th)
Place: Hillside Forum of Daikanyama Hillside Terrace
Address: 18-8, Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Sponsor: Sagami Rubber Industries Co., Ltd

“Act of Love” Website
Editorial Supervisor: Keisuke Ueda, Teruyoshi Komina, Masato Obuchi
Planning and Editing: Act of Love Project
Release Date: January 7th, 2016
http://www.actoflove.jp

“Act of Love” Limited Edition
Outline: Special B3 size, English and Japanese Languages, Hardcover, 196 pages, Limited 1,000 copies
Editorial Supervisor: Keisuke Ueda, Teruyoshi Komina, Masato Obuchi
Planning and Editing: Act of Love Project
Price: $80
Release Date: From the middle of January 2016
Publisher: HUMAN RESEARCH

Text: Aya Shomura

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