International 2009 Archives
Taro Shinoda, Lunar Reflection
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (USA)
The art of Taro Shinoda engages themes of science, philosophy, and desire, and investigates our place in the universe. As he reflects on philosophical considerations of contemporary life he is thinking about how we might better function as a society.
During his month-
For this project, Taro Shinoda constructed an astronomical telescope out of corrugated cardboard and attached a video camera to it ; with this instrument he filmed the moon from different parts of the world, including Istanbul, Limerick, Tokyo and Boston.
Taro Shinoda : Lunar reflections will include an engawa a Japanese viewing platform that traditionally separates the domestic space from the garden, an enchanted space. From this vantage point, visitors may sit and meditate on their place in the universe as they watch Shinoda's extraordinary films of the moon and mysterious nocturnal cityscapes.
Exhibition 5 November 2009 -
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Taro Shinoda, Drawing of Lunar Reflection Transmission Technique #2, 2007