Mika Tajima “Human Synth”

Taro Nasu

poster for Mika Tajima “Human Synth”
[image: Mika Tajima "Negative Entropy (Toyota Airjet, Magenta quad)” (2014)(c)Mika Tajima Courtesy of Taro Nasu]

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This is the first solo exhibition in Japan featuring new works from Tajima’s representative series of works “Negative Entropy” and “Furniture Art”, and the debut of her networked light sculptures. “Human Synth” focuses on the multiple industrial and digital modernities we simultaneously experience―one in which human body comes in tension with the machinic body. Tajima investigates how the built environment (including information spaces) shape our bodily actions. Her recent work focuses on contemporary technologies developed to control and affect the body―techniques that shape bodily experience of time and space, taking the human body as a target of power. This exhibition focuses on the flow of productive life energies through specific sites in our global economic system. These are images of our embodied activities mediated through the processes of material translations, including its radical transmediation into a woven textile fabric. “Human Synth” will feature a new series of large-scale abstract textile portraits made from field recordings of specific sites of production that are digitally transmuted into images and physically interpreted by a weaving designer into a Jacquard fabric. This exhibition presents “Negative Entropy” portraits of a data center, a car manufacturing plant, textile factories, and a selection of human “translators”.



from October 23, 2015 to November 21, 2015

Reception For The Artist on 2015-10-23 from 17:00 to 19:00


Mika Tajima



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