Saturday, February 19, 2011

project room: Ei Arakawa

Henning Bohl, Sergei Tcherepnin and Ei Arakawa, Reorienting Orientationalism,
New Directions (Haircolour) International Class, 2011

photo: Toshiya Suda, Courtesy of the artists and Tokyo Wonder Site, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

On Friday I went to TSW Shibuya to watch performance which turned out to be my favorite thing I saw in Tokyo in a while. In their performance, Ei Arakawa in close collaboration with composer Sergei Tcherepnin and Berlin based artist Henning Bohl using simple props examine the interplay of music and visual art. They share the same interest with modern avant-garde and several postwar movements in creating artistic environment engaging visitors in an open game in which borders between participants, viewers, objects and processes become diffused.

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