Hiroaki Morita “Clockwise” opens at Aoyama | Meguro

Aoyama | Meguro holds an exhibition of Hiroaki Morita’s video, photography and installation work that explore our understanding of time.

poster for Hiroaki Morita

Hiroaki Morita "Clockwise"

at Aoyama|Meguro
in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
This event has ended - (2008-05-30 - 2008-06-28)

In Photo Reports by Ashley Rawlings 2008-06-01

After opening in 2004, Aoyama | Meguro relocated to this former shipping company's warehouse on Komazawa Dori in Nakameguro last year.

With its large glass front, it is one of the few galleries in Tokyo that makes it really easy for passers-by to walk in by chance.

The centrepiece of this exhibition is Morita's video work, which shows everyday objects realigning to form digital numbers that count the passing time.

Morita's subtly rotating mirror works reflect the visitors at the opening.

Director Hideaki Aoyama shares the space with architectural unit Schemata, which designed the wooden partitions which separate the exhibition space from the ground floor meeting area and the upstairs office space.Hideki Aoyama collaborates with Schemata under the collective name 'happa', and they share the space, but tonight's opening is an Aoyama | Meguro production. Here, a visitor peers closely at Morita's collaged photography work.

In one corner of the gallery's meeting space, Morita's 'Screws' (2002) is on display...These two bent metal screws sticking out of the wall look like they are just static...

... but they are in fact mounted on a hidden motor and are slowly rotating clockwise...... providing Aoyama-san with an interesting conversation piece when his clients suddenly notice the work in the middle of a meeting.

Ashley Rawlings

Ashley Rawlings. Ashley Rawlings was the editor of TABlog from 2006 to 2008. More information about his work can be found at www.ashleyrawlings.com » See other writings


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