11th Art Division Critiques
[Critique by work category] Installation
We had many video installation works which were made to be projected on a single screen. This concept competes with the visual image section, but I suppose that artists courageously make the exhibition on a large screen as an aspect of their works. Variations were seen in the relationship with space such as the site specific work Hallway sculpture which uses a staircase and Arctic Sanctuary which tries to render amusement park-like enjoyment within a certain limitation of space. Also as an example of a fine work with social features, we had seeker, which tries to visualize the track of immigrants and their identities, and sight seeing spot, which filmed participants' video portraits in the setting of a print club picture machine in a tourist place. A work like Camera Lucida, which shows illusion using an experimental method which had not been available before, is still alive, but in the future, I would like to hope for an emergence of works more centered on society and history.