Tomoyasu Murata "My Dream is Crouching"

Hiratsuka Museum of Art

poster for Tomoyasu Murata "My Dream is Crouching"

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Tomoyasu Murata (1974-) received the grand prize at the Japan Media Art Festival, with a stop-motion animation work he made while still a student at the Tokyo National University of Fine Art & Music. Since then, he has won a number of awards at various animation festivals. In recent years, his animation has been used for the band Mr. Children's promotional videos. His style also extends past stop-motion to more original, elaborate realms.
This exhibition is filled with scenes reminiscent of Murata's nostalgic world, presenting his animations in the context of the good old days of bygone Japan. A sculptural work made out of an antique jukebox shows an animation of 100 beautiful views of Minohako Peninsula, and a space where visitors can play with games that used to be popular in the old days will be set up as part of this exhibition.
At the Screening Hall on the first floor, Murata's new animation entitled "Lemon Road," from his "Road" series, as well as his other animations will be screened.

-Talk Events
April 27th (Sun) Katsuhito Nakazato (photographer) x Tomoyasu Murata
May 11th (Sun) Nobuhiro Yamashita (film director) x Tomoyasu Murata
May 17th (Sat) Tetsushi Suwa (writer) x Tomoyasu Murata

-Momoiro Ryokan Opening Reception
Gift will be given to the first 100 visitors.
April 12th (Sat) 9:30-
Location: Entrance hall

-Cinema's Star 2008 (outdoor screening)
April 12th (Sat), 13th (Sun), May 3rd (Sat) to 5th (Mon/ Holiday) Start 18:00.
Location: Museum court yard

-Minohako Theater
Tomoyasu Murata "Road" series and other animations are on view.
9:30-16:30 (during the exhibition period, except when talk events are scheduled.)
Location: Museum Hall



From 2008-04-12 To 2008-05-25


Tomoyasu Murata



ahshima: (2008-04-19 at 00:04)


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