Sunday, August 29, 2010

Aichi Triennale 2010

Went to Aichi Triennale with MayC! Its an art fest of sorts, with artist from all over the world showing. Happy, happy,happy to get a dose of color and ideas :DDDDDDD

First stop is the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. See the green tubing thing....its one of the installations. Its connected here and there. I like how it interacts with the building and makes the place more fun. Challenges the concept of how we view space. 

Installation by Yayoi Kusama is one of the main reasons why I want to go! She is obsess with dots and repetition. 

The work below is done by a China artist titled Day and Night. Its really really nice lor. Looks like fairies dancing on the walls with all the gold and purple strokes. And since its so long, its like a never ending picture. Surreal. The best part would be a video showing how its all made. And guess how it was done! By burning up gunpowder stuff!!!! So cool can. 

Next is all these wooden animals everywhere in a white maze. Simple and interesting the placement of ze animals were spot on too. Super keng is transporting all these stuff and setting it up. All the thought put into these exhibits brings me to tears. These artist are a dedicated bunch. 

And this!!! Muahaha......gave MayC the bejeebers! Its done by a Malaysian artist currently based in Taiwan. From Kuching too! Haha.

Cannot take pic cos its like a short film thing, so I shall try to explain it cos its way cool! Basically, we walk into this darkened room. Everything is dark, cannot even see where to step, so you sort of extend your hand and walk on. On the left you see white figures sitting, watching something. A bit scary edi, cos don't know if they are real humans or figurines. So walk closer to investigate. Wah, lucky, humans watching a film. we move into the enclosed space and watch the film. Since all the seats were taken, we had to stand. Film starts of with a scene in the cinema with red seats. The whole place is empty except for a chinese lady and an indian guy. She is eating apples and after each bite offers it to the indian guy sitting behind her. This continues for a long time. Weird and we still don't know what this film means. Some ppl left then so we sat down on the red seats provided and tried to understand this film.

Then comes the next scene, a chinese uncle is smoking while sitting in the red cinema chairs.Beside him is a little boy who is eating a snack. This continues for a while and the scene changed to show the same uncle and boy filmed from the front. But now there is a grandmother on the uncles side and a picture of the deceased grandfather on the little boys side. By now, MayC and I were the only ones sitting on the red seats and suddenly it all came to me.

Me: MayC, I think I get it edi. Do you get it?

MayC: Yeeerrr....dun say!!! *grabs my arm*

Me: Nonono, I think its something like Inception. We are watching ppl who most probably are watching others. 

And then the ppl in the film started to fade we freaked and ran. Hahaha....

So do you get it?

This is another cool one. Its a L-shaped corridor with a 45 degrees mirror so ppl can say "Hi!" and wave at other ppl on the other end :D  Its tiny too with lots of doors, so it has a Alice in Wonderland feel to it :)))

Walls of buildings. Looking at cities from diff perspective I guess. 

At Oasis 21, someone left Woodstock at the railing. Love the quirkyness of things like this :D

Another installation by Yayoi Kusama.  

There were many other great works, but sadly most of them cannot take pics one T_T Even the ones I have here, mostly I curi-curi take one. too bad. Cannot share la. Cos too many I will kaput anyway :P Interested then go c urself la :D It runs till 31st of October.

Next is Domatsuri! Super keng we went without knowing there was a matsuri happening! Lots of dancing, food stalls, ppl, kids, parade.....gotta love the energy!

M.I.C.K.E.Y M.O.U.S.E !!! I know its all about the advertising. Happyest place on earth? Pah! But when the song got blasted out into the air, my hands are clapping, Im singing along to the cheesiest song and I don't care. The world is beautiful again and birds are flying in the air.

Had oddles of FUN, out in the SUN! 

Thanks MayC for teman-ing me!!!!!



mayc said...

woot! so fast!!!
I LOVE HOW U SUMMARIZED THE WHOLE THING! except hor, we didnt quite run out of the mr. cai's film lah. we just walked out ni. haha. ish, this girl and her dramaticness. lol

twas definitely a great weekend spent. love to wake u up. hehehe.. *evil laughter* HEART U! <3

Joyce said...

Hahaha....abutthen :P
Fast and dramatic :D

Haha...true.Always have great fun wif ya <3

And ur korean ohm2 not too bad alarm clock ah ;P

Till nxt time my love~

joann said...

hahahhaha..nice nice...
wish i could have joined u guys!!

Joyce said...


nevermind la.We will be going to have Fun soon!!!

teng said...

your hair is short and dyed?!
had it done in japan XD?

Joyce said...

Haha....yeah.By Me :P