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Tabaimo in "Boundaries"Preview

In this preview from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6 episode, Boundaries, artist Tabaimo describes the “coming and going of water” as a device in her work, as seen through the artist’s 2006 video installation public conVENience at Parasol unit in London.

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Tabaimo

Tabaimo’s drawings and video installations probe the unsettling themes of isolation, contagion, and instability that seem to lurk beneath daily existence in contemporary Japan. She draws aesthetic inspiration for her animated videos from a combination of Japanese art forms, while she often sets her layered, surrealistic narratives in domestic interiors and communal spaces. Tabaimo populates her work with uncanny characters that, either through mutation or as victims of inexplicable violence, become fragmented in their relationships to the environment and their own identity. Installed in theatrical, stage-like settings, her work is attuned to the architecture and the viewers within it.

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