Joelle Bitton "Abstract"

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Joelle Bitton is a French artist creating interactive installation works with digital media. Even though she uses advanced technologies, she created her works and events with themes of organic communication such as mutual understanding of humanity or culture.

Visiting several times in Japan, Bitton came into contact with Japanese culture and found its elements in the Japanese garden. This inspired her one installation work called "Abstract".

The artist says:
"Looking at the Japanese garden and its vision of the surrounding, aesthetic and philosophical world, this project is inspired by the tension between elements intentionally thought of here as in a contradictory dialogue: abstraction and texture, concealment and disclosure, empty space and framed space. My intention is to seize a certain aesthetic, spiritual, even playful essence of the Japanese garden in the context of an interactive experience but not to build a virtual garden nor to reinvent it."

The venue is an old warehouse built in the end of Edo period that has survived aerial bombing and urban development. It has a profound atmosphere generated by 140 years of history. In this installation, images of Japanese gardens in the four seasons emerge in response to audience and reverberant tones fill the space. Joelle Bitton's work connects two Japanese spaces, garden and warehouse.

Opening Reception: August 2nd (Thu) 19:00-21:00
Sweet "buna" summer tea will be served inside the exhibition space for ¥500



From 2007-08-03 To 2007-09-02 at 17:00


Joelle Bitton



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