Roppongi Hills

Kubo Gaetan, “Smoothie” Installations

“Smoothie” Courtesy: Kodama Gallery, Tokyo

October 21 (Fri) 17:30 - 24:00
October 22 (Sat) 11:00 - October 23 (Sun) 6:00
Roppongi Hills West Walk 2F Northern Atrium
[Participation fee]
Items in a 3-dimensional shack fly about, and the churning image inside can be seen with a camera installed on the window. Because the camera rotates in the same position as the window, the interior remains unchanged while the items fly about like possessed by a poltergeist. Also, because some of the furniture is fixed in place, it looks like a room inwhich the balance of gravity has been broken. The artist made this piece after researching historical views of the early 20th century regarding psychoanalysis and parapsychology.


Kubo Gaetan

Born in Tokyo in 1988. He received a master’s degree in intermedia art from Tokyo University of the Arts. He creates his work with original devices, which he calls the occult: paranormal phenomena and what cannot be perceived by natural science as well as the invisible relationship between psychiatric analysis and social sciences. His recent solo exhibitions include “Emergencies! 028” at NTT InterCommunication Center in 2016.