Yukio Fujimoto “Retard”

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[Image: Yukio Fujimoto, "top13040" (2013) photogram 21x17cm]

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The verb “to retard” means to slow up or delay in French and English. Marcel Duchamp made reference to it in his work “The Large Glass.” In his original notes on the work, published in Green Box, he describes the “retard en verre,” which in English is rendered “delay in glass.” Octavio Paz focused on the fact that the term could be used in music as well as in reference to delays in space or time. So what exactly is this “delay?”

This exhibition in Room 4×9 consists of nine keyboards, each with four keys pressed through a random operation: “top13040,” a photogram that captures the movement and locus of a spinning top; several “Passage” works featuring acrylic boards silk-screened on their reverse sides that change in appearance depending on where viewers stand; and “HSMD,” which involves a stereoscope. “I always approach my work as though it were painting,” says Fujimoto. Taking the entire gallery space as the support medium, he skillfully places elements of sound and matter— each complete within itself and also as a group— thereby creating “delays” within the gallery space. Fujimoto experiments with how impediments in sight or sound might appear to our senses. And now we, the viewers, can experience the “delay in painting” of this skilled manipulator of the senses.

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from October 04, 2014 to November 01, 2014

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Yukio Fujimoto

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