Kentaro's installation piece will be shown on TV, in an art class
program for high school students by NHK Educational. 26 Jan. (Thu.)
The installation piece was firstly commissioned by Koganecho Bazaar 2010 for the temporary enclosure place under the elevated structure of train line and titled as "invitation#1"(lower video) . Then next year, the piece was renewed to match to renovated same place by Kiyoshi Nishikura, an architect as Kaidan Hiroba(step square). Life size figure was projected on column and ceiling of structures as she was playing there. The show was played in one of exhibition venue of Yokohama Triennale2011, but projection was continued after the festival until year 2014.(upper video) (dancer: Maiko DATE, cooperation: Naoya OE, commissioned by Koganecho Area Management Center)
Rendezvous in Syndro-polis
Is this city dying or surviving?
In the same way as the advanced medicine makes a human being to be a cyborg, a city that is taken by science technology and controlling structure may also lose something important and organic elements because of high priority of the system. Cityscape shows us externally new and active surface, however it may be an aggregation of the ruins in fact. The images of our daily lives with problems such as poverty, gap, immigration, distinction, struggle, terrorism, economic crisis etc., are projected on our commodities and household electric appliances. There you can see a miniature impressed on wastes and gone. Kentaro Taki, a video artist from Japan, produces his latest installation piece through his first residency in Berlin.
Hiroba was an experimental video art collective formed in Japan in
1972. Its members included Nakaya Fujiko, Yamaguchi Katsuhiro, Kawanaka
Nobuhiro, Kobayashi Hakudo, Matsumoto Toshio, Hagiwara Sakumi, and Wada
Morihiro among other artists and creators.
Kentaro Taki takes part in VIDEOFORMES with his mobile projection piece"Come and Go- a man with a video projector".
Phantasm of the author, comes and goes on walls or streets. Video
peformance, comes out from inner space to the street to change the
Original live performance was 30min, held in Tokyo, June 2015.