Wedneday 16 March
6pm : galerie Claire Gastaud
6.45pm : Chapelle de l’Hôpital Général
7.30pm : La Tôlerie
KENTARO TAKI (Japan)
COME AND GO
Video performance during the exhibitions visit
Phantasm of the author, comes and goes on walls or streets. Video peformance, comes out from inner space to the street to change the city-scape. Original live performance was 30min, held in Tokyo, June 2015.
Kentaro Taki. Born in Osaka, Japan in 1973. Completed his Master of fine arts in the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Musashino Art University.
From 2002-2004, he was involved in the Overseas Study Program for Artists by the Cultural Agency of Japan, and then by the POLA Art Foundation Overseas Research Program Grant to spend time at the HFG Karlsruhe ZKM in Germany.
In addition to his art practice, he currently works as a director of VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo, a lecturer in media art at the Kawaguchi Art School of Waseda University and writes about new media art. He is committed to creating alternative artist networks and innovation. Taki’s video work has been included in a compilation DVD of 7 Japanese video artists released by the VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo in 2007, and in a compilation of international video artists released by independent French DVD label Lowave in 2006.
Artist Website : http://takiscope.jp
Come and go - VIDEOFOMRES 2016
Exhibition on ‘Vijou’ hold by participants at the opening (‘Vijou’ for VIDeo bijOU)
WhiteBlackFungus wants video art to be part of people’s lives, and to be increasingly nomad as they are. Therefore they are merely presented on flat screens, ranging from miniature wearable screens (Vijou for VIDeo bijOU) to very large screens, and performing events are organised using them: Expositions on Vijou wearables (“Exmotion”, an idea and term coined by Laurent Devèze, director of the ISBA art school), Videovan, a comfort van fitted with a large flat screen thet allows video art to pop up everywhere.
Website : http://www.whiteblackfungus.com/