Hiroyasu Shimo, “Trapped” Town Installations / Program chosen from “Open Call Project”

《GIMON》, 2015, Installation view: Kobe Biennale 2015

5/26(Sat) 18:00 - 5/27(Sun) 5:00
on Gaienhigashi-Avenue (across from Tokyo Midtown)
[Participation fee]
People are trapped between two buildings. Watch these four men and women, helplessly incapable of escaping from this urban cage. The sight of them still struggling and wriggling to satisfy their desires in the confined space is both comical as well as endearing in a way. This symbolizes how we are all battling a sense of entrapment amidst the bustling liveliness of the metropolis we live in.


Hiroyasu Shimo

Born in Osaka in 1960, Hiroyasu Shimo lives in Tokyo. In 1989, he dropped out of the Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts. Professor at Kobe Design University. He has announced the game Incarnation, set in the world of a Dali painting and produced after winning an award at Sony Music D.E.P. in 1997. He began producing video installations with CGZOO at the Kobe Biennale 2007. His work creates a “synthesis with reality” reminiscent of a science fiction movie by providing the viewer with a birds’ eye view of the modern era.