Video

Inertia

Tadasu Takamine and Masashi Iwasaki

1998, 03:00 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 233.03

"Formerly of the artist collective Dumb Type, Iwasaki and Takamine continue in the vain of minimalist performance video with an undeniable Japanese sensibility. Their approach is both simple and extreme, raising many questions on sex and violence, speed and technology, control and chaos and infatuation and fear. The sheer exhilaration of Inertia forces the viewer to quickly puzzle together signs and meanings; the installation becomes a sort of intellectual video game where the heroine needs to be saved by semiotics. "
excerpt by Stefan St-Laurent, Images catalogue.
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