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    LIFT Projects: Koki Tanaka, Buckets and Balls

    Presented by at Arthouse at the Jones Center

    August 31 - October 16, 2011


    LIFT Projects: Koki Tanaka, Buckets and Balls

    Koki Tanaka’s video Buckets and Balls uses ingenious combinations of ordinary objects to explore the concept of the ‘decisive moment,’ that instant between success and failure, popularized in the early 1950s by the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The banality of the objects – ladders, chairs, wooden planks – and the repetitive nature of the actions Tanaka stages gain new significance as they become the sole focus of the viewer. Similar to a Rube Goldberg machine edited down to the climactic moments, Tanaka’s constructions humorously explore the objects’ physical properties and the principles of physics that allow these feats to occur. The editing hints at the painstaking efforts to achieve the perfect intersection of human intent and the phenomenal world when the yellow ball finds its way into the blue bucket. Buckets and Balls encourages the viewer to contemplate the relationship between the two characters while questioning Tanaka’s manipulation of reality.

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