Masaki Fujihata E.Q.

06 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

Tokyo Gallery+BTAP

Tokyo Gallery+BTAP is pleased to announce E.Q., an exhibition of the works of Fujihata Masaki.

In 1968, Tokyo Gallery hosted two exhibitions under the theme of sight: Tricks and Vision: Stolen Eyes, an exhibition that questioned the idea of visual perception, and Computer Art: Media Transformation through Electronics, an exhibition by the CTG (Computer Technique Group) that captured images using new forms of media. Today, the Japanese art scene is dominated by media art. E.Q., an exhibition by a media art pioneer, revisits the relationship between images and visual perception.

In engineering, ‘EQ’ is an abbreviation for ‘equalization’, and in the world of images, an equalizer is a device used to colorize images. However, the term ‘equalise’ originally referred to the act of balancing the left and right sides of a mathematical equation. It follows that ‘equalization’ can be used in a media technology context to refer to the act of correcting the distortions that arise when an image is converted into different media.

In E.Q., images captured in real time by a high-definition camera are converted into sets of coordinates by a computer and projected onto a screen. The images projected are representations of the viewer’s body, but unlike a reflection in a physical mirror, these images, rendered in an unfixed, digital medium, are always transitory. An interactive work of E.Q.’s calibre could only be the work of Fujihata Masaki, an artist who has consistently pursued radical expression under a theme of visual perception.

An opening reception with the artist in attendance will be held from 4pm on Saturday, 6 July. All are welcome.


2019.7.6 (sat) - 8.31 (sat)

Opening Reception
2019.7.6 (sat)16:00-18:00
at Tokyo Gallery+BTAP | Tokyo

Artists' Talk Events (limited to 30 people)

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2019 July 20 (sat) 15:00-16:30
Artist's Talk: Masaki Fujihata (Japanese-only)

2019 July 27 (sat) 15:00-16:30
Artists' Discussion: Masaki Fujihata × Kurose Yohei (Japanese-only)

2019 August 21 (sat) 18:00-19:30
Dialogue: Masaki Fujihata × Yuk Hui (English translation available)

Tokyo Gallery+BTAP
7F, 8-10-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061

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