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Pick up something from FRAC Champagne-Ardenne and bring it into the city, then make some noise

Photo: Keizo Kioku

Pick up something from FRAC Champagne-Ardenne and bring it into the city, then make some noise Pick up something from FRAC Champagne-Ardenne and bring it into the city, then make some noise

TANAKA Koki 田中 功起

Buckets, mops, and other ordinary objects that might be found anywhere emerge from the places where they are kept and move about, seemingly self-propelled. Videos of several such moving objects replay endlessly on the monitors, each object producing sounds with its own distinctive rhythm, and their collective sounds converging in a single sound work that dominates the space. These are the actual fixtures Koki Tanaka employed for his participation in an exhibition at the French art center, FRAC, in Champagne-Ardenne. The videos are juxtaposed with photographs showing the objects as they appear when put in their usual places.rnThe ordinary, everyday objects appearing in Tanaka's works behave as if they had unique qualities in fact unknown to us, qualities not revealed in their exceedingly commonplace appearance. Our discovery of such aspects hidden in common objects awaken our imaginations to the countless small events existing in the world, unbeknown to us.rnrnrn
Collection of
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Title
Pick up something from FRAC Champagne-Ardenne and bring it into the city, then make some noise
Artist Name
TANAKA Koki
Year
2006
Material / Technique
Installation: digital data (set of 7), 11 chromogenic prints
Duration
各6分30秒
Acquisition date
2007
Accession number
2007-00-0032-000

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