MAM Screen 004: Watching the Earth from the Universe

Period: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - Monday, January 9, 2017
Venue: Mori Art Museum
Organizer: Mori Art Museum
Curated by: Tsubaki Reiko (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)

“MAM Screen 004” will be held as a screening program of single-channel video works in conjunction with “The Universe and Art: Princess Kaguya, Leonardo da Vinci, teamLab.” This exhibition aims to help us get an overview of the modern human society through the universe and reexamine the Earth from more of a “cosmic” viewpoint, which could be the key to understanding the geopolitics, gender issues, as well as the meaning of the word “alien.” This is a must-see program where the cosmologies captured by each one of the artists, with his/her own viewpoint, are vividly spread on the screen.

Sputniko!
The Moonwalk Machine - Selena’s Step
2013
Video
5 min. 4 sec.
Photo: Rai Royal
Photo courtesy: SCAI THE BATHHOUSE

Semiconductor
Black Rain
2009
Single Channel Video
3 min.

Works Screened (Provisional)

1st Term (from July 30 thru October 18, 2016)

1. Yamamoto Takayuki, Facing the Unknown, 2012, 13 min. 59 sec.
2. Semiconductor, Black Rain, 2009, 3 min.
3. Tom Sachs, Space Camp, 2012, 6 min. 26 sec.
4. Shezad Dawood, Towards the Possible Film, 2014, 19 min. 20 sec.
5. Sputniko!, The Moonwalk Machine - Selena’s Step, 2013, 5 min. 4 sec.
6. Seto Momoko, Planet A, 2008, 7 min. 40 sec.

2nd Term (from October 19, 2016 thru January 9, 2017)

1. Ho Tzu Nyen, NEWTON, 2009, 4 min. 16 sec.
2. Tom Sachs, Space Program, 2007, 12 min. 9 sec.
3. Makino Takashi, Space Noise (short version), 2016, 8 min. 25 sec.
4. Alexandre Maubert, Trinity, 2015, 17 min. 40 sec.
5. Zhan Wang, Lunar Economic Zone, 2014, 4 min. 20 sec.
6. Seto Momoko, Planet Z, 2011, 9 min. 30 sec.