Perth Festival: The Tenth Sentiment

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The Tenth Sentiment, Perth Festival 2014


As reported for the Perth Festival, The Tenth Sentiment draws is a 2010 work by Ryota Kuwakubo. The room is filled with a host of  everyday artifacts, and then the objects are highlights by a light on board a train like device that travels around the room on  a train track.

Viewers end up watching the shadows as the little machine passes them by, and it creates a shadowy world much larger than the reality of the original objects. Of course, besides watching the shadows, you can also watch how it all happens as you are in the room.

This is the first time The Tenth Sentiment has been exhibited in Australia.

According to the blurb, it is a mesmeric installation. And apparently it takes 30 minutes to see the whole thing. Simple and maybe captivating for some. I remain to be convinced.

There’s a review of this work by Andrew Frost – click here

and, see a seven minute version on YouTube – see below.



Paul Costigan, 20 February 2014

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