"Quest for Vision vol. 1: Imagination - Vision, Perception and Beyond" Exhibition

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

poster for "Quest for Vision vol. 1: Imagination - Vision, Perception and Beyond" Exhibition

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This "Quest for Vision" is a new exhibition series starting this year that deals with a total of five themes, one per installment, using material from the video collection. New perspectives focusing on pieces from the permanent collection will be explored, tackling a wide variety of material from the first tentative experiments in pre-film history, right up to contemporary video expression that channels the latest technologies. This year's first installment is titled "Imagination - Vision, Perception and Beyond," an exhibition comprising 3 parts that address techniques of expression that give form to the human imagination.

Part 1, "Visual Media Adventures," traces a lineage of visual tricks and illusions, from shadow plays and magic lanterns to anamorphosis. Part 2, "Supplementary Perceptual Devices," showcases forms of perception that emerged through the channeling of particular media capabilities, such as serial photography, camera obscura and camera lucida. Finally, Part 3, "Beyond Vision and Perception," looks at the possibilities for film and video that transcend the realm of the visible, or even the comprehensible. In addition to famous works that trace the prehistory of film and video, new installations by Shiho Kano and Takashi Makino, as well as pieces by contemporary artists Naohiro Ukawa, Kyoko Kuno, Mizuki Watanabe and others are on display.

Talk by participating artists
Takashi Makino: December 26th (Fri) 15:00-
Shiho Kano: January 9th (Fri) 15:00-
Naohiro Ukawa: January 16th (Fri) 15:00-
Mizuki Watanabe: January 30th (Fri) 15:00-

Floor lecture by curator
January 23rd (Fri), February 6th (Fri) 15:00-
*Anyone holding an exhibition ticket for entry on the day is welcome to attend.

Odorokiban workshop
Introductory animation course using the 19th century imaging device "Odorokiban" hands-on kit.
January 12th (Mon/holiday), 18th (Sun)
13:00-17:00 (ongoing) last entry 16:30
1st floor atelier
Capacity: 80 persons, free entry
*Advance reservation not required.

[Image: Naohiro Ukawa, "Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Anima MxKxM" (2003) ⓒDisney]

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Schedule

From 2008-12-20 To 2009-02-15
Closed from December 29th (Mon) through January 1st (Thu)

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Reviews

sightsong: (2009-01-02)

人間が眼の異化ともいうべき別の視線を獲得していったプロセス。マレーやリュミエールの映像、キルヒャーやディドロの書が展示してあり嬉しい。
http://pub.ne.jp/Sightsong/?entry_id=1876230

brown: (2009-01-07)

Basically this is a history of pre-cinema with a few (mostly bad) modern installations, cheap though, and one really nice interactive piece.

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