TOKYO DISCO TIME
Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Oct - 11 Oct 2015
In August 2015 I commenced a nine-week residency with the Ongoing Artist In Residence (AIR) program, run by Art Centre Ongoing in Tokyo The residency culminated in a one-week exhibition of the artworks made while on the residency.
Bright flashing lights, loud sounds, music and crowds of people. The experience of disco and of Tokyo. Travelling around Tokyo at night, from the chaos of Shibuya crossing, the shiny excitement of Kababukicho, crazy street fashion, karaoke, the game arcades and pachinko parlors, to the chimes and noises in the train stations and at street crossings. It is sensory overload. My artworks reflected all these things as seen through my disco eyes. It is a Tokyo take on disco. Using video, photos, installation and costume I explored the city in my artworks while also incorporating my obsession with the aesthetics of disco in the 1970's.
This project was supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Individuals Fund.