RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT SLEEP

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RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT SLEEP

Wonder Seed Project

Exhibition

Information

TitleRABBIT EYE MOVEMENT SLEEP
Wonder Seed Project
Date2005.9.30(Fri) - 2005.10.30(Sun)
Time11:00 - 19:00
Admission
Free
Organize
Tokyo Wonder Site
Venue
TWS Shibuya (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.)
Artist
Ryo Mizuno / Hitoshi Nishiyama / Masajun Yo

The third installment of the Wonder Seed Program introduces Ryo Mizuno and Yo, masa jun, two artists that attracted attention with their participations in the "Calling" exhibition at TWS in 2004, as well as Hitoshi Nishiyama who produced work in the Open Studio of Fuchu Art Museum in 2005. Ryo Mizuno Jots down myriads of mysterious creatures that seem to be flowing automatically out of his pencils and ink pens. The speedy images of these drawings that gradually grow darker and darker exceed the viewer's imagination, forcing him to employ all his sensibility in order to grasp the details that emerge out of the deep blackness. Masajun Yo reveals in her paintings glimpses of sceneries that seem to be wrapped in dense fog. Colors and little landscapes scattered across surfaces that look like overexposed photographs blur the dividing line between foreground and background, which lends the pictures a peculiar feel of depth. In their composition these works are sometimes reminiscent of sumi-e ink paintings. Hitoshi Nishiyama has been showing spatial arrangements comparable to natural mountain sceneries, or landscape inside the human body. These installations are characterized by transparent effect that conjures up images of water or snow (?) the central thread that runs through all of Nishiyama's oeuvre, from his early sculptures consisting of layers of wood, to recent pieces using styrofoam. A sort of aloofness from the world from where they are awake, but one part of our brain is always dreaming, While we are seeing things even when asleep. We believe that we are living in the one and only reality, but as a matter of fact we exist in several different worlds at once. The works shown at this exhibition let viewers take a peek into such multifarious universes.

Yusaku Imamura
Director, Tokyo Wonder Site / Counselor on Special Issues to the Governor, Tokyo metropolitan Government

Photos of the event



Participated Creator

MIZUNO Ryo
NISHIYAMA Hitoshi
YO Masajun

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