Browsing Category: Japan

  • David Blandy, Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark (2013)

    Japan has multiple ways to say “I”. Artist and multiple-self David Blandy tells us this half way through his new film Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark, a film itself part autobiography. The Japanses have a dynamic way of speaking in first person, which relates to the present company; and what artist keeps such interesting company as …

    September 13, 2013
  • Tabaimo, yudangami (2009) at Parasol Unit

    Tabaimo’s animations are without doubt unsettling. But the more you watch yudangami (2009) the more you want to watch and the same can be said for her entire show at Parasol Unit. It would be rational to look away, but the films deal in revealing the hidden. No wonder they are compelling. In yudangami the …

    July 4, 2010
  • Interview: David Blandy – Work of Fiction

    Picking up his gong in the Breakthrough category at The Times/South Bank Show 2010 Awards, artist David Blandy might have thanked the man who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. During WWII, his grandfather was a prisoner of war and Japan’s surrender is said to have saved his life. “How do I reconcile my life and …

    February 16, 2010
  • Preview: Cultex – Textile as a Cross-Cultural Language

    Cultex – Textile as a Cross-Cultural Language, The Hub: National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, January 30 – April 18 2010 The cultures of Norway and Japan are as far removed geographically as almost any but the UK premiere of a new exhibition shows bridges built across continents using textiles. Cultex, which opens …

    January 25, 2010