Mori Art Museum


01 - 03 Aug 2008

© Koki Tanaka
everything is everything, 2006
Courtesy: Aoyama | Meguro
Asian Video Art Weekend

1 August (Fri) - 3 August (Sun)

An exciting three days of video art works from Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand!

As a part of the ASIAN Summer In Roppongi Hills celebration of Roppongi Hills' 5th anniversary, the Mori Art Museum will hold a special screening of video art from Asia. "In-Between: Asian Video Art Weekend" will be held on the first weekend of August. The use of moving pictures in artistic expression gained popularity in the 1970s with the development of video technology. Since then, each new technological breakthrough has seen moving pictures utilized in new and exciting ways. In recent days, video art comes in the forms of long and short films, documentaries, home-videos, road movies, interviews and animations. The "In-Between" event will consist of screenings of single-channel works by 11 artists from Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Exploring a range of dichotomies relevant to Asia's rapidly hybridizing cultures – life and death, reality and fantasy, memory and truth, local and global, conscious and subconscious, old and new – the works illuminate problems and issues that have arisen, and also depict visions of new futures unlike the past.

Participating Artists:
Cao Fei (China), Chen Chieh-Jen (Taiwan), Kondoh Akino (Japan), Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (Vietnam), Sherman Ong (Malaysia), Peng Hung-Chih (Taiwan), Araya Rasdjarmreamsook (Thailand), Sawa Hiraki (Japan), Sun Xun (China), Tanaka Koki (Japan), Yuan Goang-Ming (Taiwan)

PROGRAM / screen time
Cao Fei, Hip-Hop (Guangzhou), 2003 3min.
Kondoh Akino, Ladybird's Requiem, 2005-06 5min. 38sec.
Sawa Hiraki, dwelling, 2002 9min. 20sec.
Sawa Hiraki, airliner, 2003 3min.
Sun Xun, Requiem, 2007 7min. 21sec.
Chen Chieh-Jen, The Route, 2006 16min. 45sec.
Sherman Ong, Exodus, 2003 29min. 53sec.
Tanaka Koki, everything is everything (single-channel version), 2006 6min. 21sec.
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, The Class, 2005 16min. 22sec.
Peng Hung-Chih, Excerpts from the Analects of Confucius, 2007 15min. 38sec.
Yuan Goang-Ming, Floating, 2000 3min. 50sec.
Jun-Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas: Battle of Easel Point – Memorial Project Okinawa, 2003 15min.


Tags: Kondoh Akino, Po-i Chen, Chen Chieh-Jen, Cao Fei, Yuan Goang-Ming, Li Ming, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Sun Xun