Nishio Yasuyuki “REM (Rapid Eye Movement)”
[Image: Nishio Yasuyuki]
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Known for his sculptures on the theme of fear of “death” or “nothingness” and perspectives on “life” as well as ghostly paintings, this is Yasuyuki Nishio’s first solo exhibition in four years, and presents new “sculptures” using 3D computer graphics (CG) animation technology.
These “sculptures” of human figures do not have any material existence; they are nothing more than “digitized forms” created with CG. The viewer puts on a head-mounted display device and visually experiences the group of images born of 3DCG. The title “R E M (Rapid Eye Movement)” naturally refers to the movement of the eyes occurring during certain interludes in sleep. But for Nishio, sleep is “a physiological action that gives us a feeling of death and rebirth, and symbolizes our involvement with nothingness.” Regarding REM sleep as a state in the “gulf between being and nothingness,” he has placed it at the center of this exhibition.
Date: 29th October (Sat) 18:00–20:00
from October 29, 2016 to December 03, 2016
Exhibition Hours: 11:00–18:00 Tues–Thurs & Sat, 11:00–20:00 Fri.
Opening Reception on 2016-10-29 from 18:00 to 20:00