Video Art by Tanaka Katsuki
November 20th 2010 - June 25th 2011
Curator: Dr. Ilana Singer
Two videos by the Japanese artist Tanaka Katsuki are presented in sequence.
Tanaka Katsuki was born in 1966 in Osaka. He started his career in 1985 as a comics artist and published many manga (Japanese comics). In 1994 he created his first full-length animated film and established the Kaeru Café Company. Since 1995, Tanaka has been creating video artworks, designing them with computer graphics. He presents his work throughout Japan, the United States and elsewhere, and has received several awards.
"Wonder-Fall" is the name of the first video, in which various objects and statues of people are shown repeatedly falling, colliding and making different sounds. The video artwork "Panoraaama" belongs to the genre of Visual Drug, in which the viewer's eyes are flooded with legendary scenes accompanied by magical music, and s/he can easily sink into meditation by observing the hypnotic shapes and colours.
The music was composed by Toda Seiji, who has managed to harmonize the sights and sounds. The perfect combination between the two allows the viewer to pass from pure watching to a suggestive experience that spans all the senses.