machinami, japanese urban landscapes
Date: Friday 21 October 2016
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Pierre-Jean Giloux works with the ideas of the Japanese Metabolists who wanted to revolutionise the cities of the future along the lines of organic growth. They produced innovative architectural designs and urban planning proposals but their mega-structures remained unrealised. Pierre-Jean Giloux’s Invisible Cities reconstructs their architectural projects on video starting with images of real Japanese cities and moving towards new virtual forms. His four videos are mixtures of photographic and digital images and the sounds of four Japanese cities and their suburbs –Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Kyoto. He works with the composer Lionel Marchetti whose sound work parallels the pace of progressive metamorphoses of the landscape.
Pierre-Jean Giloux has shown at Moca in Hiroshima; Cinema du Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris ; FIAC in Paris; in many festivals - Côté Court in Pantin, Beyond the Sounds festival in Hong Kong; BIM Buenos Aires; Digital Art Festival in Tokyo, Japan; Bitfilm Festival in Hamburg and in galleries in Lyon, Berlin and Paris. The most recent publication on his work is Dimension Variable, Paris.
Image: Japan Principle. Kyoto Art Center 2015 © PJ Giloux
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