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ArtistTakuro Tamayama

Online Installation:
When I was born when I was born

VR design: Naoya Hirata

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About the project

An online installation that conceives and composes a virtual space. The VR tour is prompted by clicking the thumbnail. The viewers can move freely around in the exhibition space to view sculpture, image, and installation. The pieces, in which real artworks and places coexist in a finely-detailed virtual space, can only be grasped through visual and auditory information and cannot be easily perceived. In a space where fiction and reality fluctuate vaguely, the viewer’s imagination is expanded. Tamayama will exhibit a part of the installation developed in the project again at ANOMALY, the venue for his solo exhibition scheduled to be held this summer.

Project credits

Curator/producer: Takuro Tamayama

VR Design: Naoya Hirata

Cameraman: Kei Murata

Assistant cameraman: Cana Matsumoto

Coordination: Maiko Kobayashi (SAAC)

Artist’s
profile

Takuro Tamayama

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1990. Tamayama graduated from the Aichi University of the Arts and, in 2015, from the Graduate School at Tokyo University of the Arts. He creates installations using colorful everyday objects, lightings, and videos. He combines various found objects, such as a hairbrush, a mop, a plate, and a sofa, with the color tone of his original paintings and videos, as well as the rhythm and sound of things, to create an intricately composed space. His recent exhibitions include VISION part 1: On Light / Light On: in the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, 2020), The Vision of Contemporary Art 2020 (The Ueno Royal Museum, 2020), and Takuro Tamayama and Tiger Tateishi (Nonaka-Hill, Los Angels, 2019).

Collaborator’s
profile

Naoya Hirata

Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1991. In 2014, Hirata graduated from the Department of Sculpture, College of Art and Design at Musashino Art University. With space, time, and physicalness as his theme, he creates virtual sculptures that are composed in the virtual space of a PC by the method of Assemblage, using ready-made 3D models and images collected on the Internet as materials. With virtual images, he gives concrete form to another reality that exists in the novel system, and by experimenting with different versions of the world that may exist, he reexamines the relationships of real things. In addition, he explores the contemporary interpretation of the history of sculpture. His recent exhibitions include ∃, Parallels, Invulnerability (Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo, 2018) and Fukanzen Na Kangoku [An Imperfect Prison] (Guardian Garden, 2019). He has received awards such as Grand Prize for the 18th “1_WALL” Graphics Competition (2018) and Gateau Festa Harada Prize for the Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2019.

Associated facilities/
places

The area around Cape Irago Lighthouse

The area around Cape Irago Lighthouse

An area located at the southern end of Aichi Prefecture, at the tip of the Atsumi Peninsula surrounding Mikawa Bay. The lighthouse watches over the passage of ships sailing between the Ise Bay, which has one of the nation’s major international hub ports, the Nagoya Port, and the open sea. Surrounded by the sea, the cape offers beautiful sceneries including the Koijigahama Beach facing the Pacific Ocean.
Koyama Iragocho, Tahara
https://www.aichi-now.jp/en/spots/detail/48/

Photo: Cana Matsumoto
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art

The museum is located in the Aichi Arts Center, Sakae, Nagoya. It is a comprehensive museum with a collection spanning from outstanding domestic and foreign works of the 20 century, Kimura Teizo Collection — composed of Japanese early-modern and modern paintings, tea utensils, Buddhist art, calligraphy, and archaeological relics — and contemporary artworks.
Higashisakura 1-13-2, Higashi-ku, Nagoya
https://www-art.aac.pref.aichi.jp/en/index.html