Saturday, September 05, 2009
beautiful Human Powered Helicopter YURI-I
I saw the art work by Dinh Q. Le at Dojima River Biennale on Sunday of this week. The work is consist of two parts, a DIY helicopter inspired by two farmers who keen to have their own helicopter and videos of the interviews of the farmers and the victims of the Vietnam War and the scenes of wars with helicopters. It was so impressed to show longing and fear for technology. How we are strange creature.
Dinh Q. Lê: The Farmers and the Helicopters By Joselina Cruz
Accidentally I'm reading The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh. The story is very dark, chaotic, and full of sorrow literally. But it draws me powerfully. The author illustrates obstinate memory, obsession and loss which came from the Vietnam War.
I met Clarence from Singapore in Shinjuku the day before yesterday. A dinner with him was enjoyable. We told about how important to have experience to live as a foreigner is. We took a walk in the town, in the bright and the dark. He got back to his country next day.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
new things and old friend
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Open Studio at AIAV
Amazing Justin Fiske's work. He calculates all small stones' direction and speed when they rotate.
Shin il KIM's work influenced the philosophy of Japanese Shrine.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Shinro Ohtake, Straub-Huillet
I've been in Tokyo from yesterday.
Shinro Ohtake Zenkei Retrospective 1995 - 2006 at MOT. (second time)
Photography Today III (provisional title)
Screening of the latest three films by Straub-Huillet and a lecture by Akira Asada at Athenee Francais Cultural Center.
I met a frind Akiko at the venue aftrer the lecture by chance. We got a chinese dinner together at Ochanomizu.
Shinro Ohtake Zenkei Retrospective1995 - 2006 at MOT. (third time)
I could watch all works at last calmly, but still excited. I spent 8 hours to watch this great exhibition. I satisfied!