Takeshi Murata "Conversation + Screening"

Electronic Arts Intermix

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In his first artist talk in New York City, Takeshi Murata will screen and speak about his recent and rarely seen video works, including works in progress. Joining in a conversation with Josh Kline of EAI, Murata will share insights into his innovative practice and continually evolving process, which ranges from intricate computer-aided, hand-drawn animations to exacting manipulations of the flaws, defects and broken code in digital video technology. Whether altering appropriated footage from cinema (B movies, vintage horror films), or creating Rorschach-like fields of seething color, form and motion, Murata produces astonishing visions that redefine the boundaries between abstraction and recognition.

In his most recent works, Murata has developed painterly techniques for processing video using glitches and errors. Conjuring digital turbulence from broken DVD encoding, he carefully tends bad video compression to generate sometimes sinuous, sometimes violent flows of digital distortion. With a powerfully sensual force that is expressed in videos, loops, installations and electronic music, Murata's synaesthetic experiments in hypnotic perception appear at once seductively organic and totally digital.



February 17, 2009 from 18:30 to 21:00


Takeshi Murata

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