((works by )) T A K E H I T O / E T A N I

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

|Transparent Footprints of Invisble Giants| (Ongoing) Urban intervention/video performance with a pair of stilts with onboard video cameras to record virtual "footprints". The slow contemplative walk counters the rush of modern life and brings our perspective back to our transient existence between earth and sky.

|Spring and Asura| (2010) A video performance/poetry reading in tribute to a Japanese poet, Kenji Miyazawa.

|Santos Luchadores | (2011) Lucha libre wrestlers of Mexico are meticulously erased out of printed photographs using an electric eraser in search for their true nature hidden underneath the layers of mask and costume.

|Harajuku nope-ople| (2010-2011) Young fashionistas in the Harajuku district of Tokyo are meticulously erased out of printed photographs using an electric eraser in search for their true nature hidden underneath the layers of fashion.

|Pimp My Heart|(2006) A performance/vehicle intervention that uses an invented HBBB system to amplify the heartbeat of a car driver in real time through an interface with a beefed up car audio aftermarket system. An ultimate unity between car and driver.

Pimp My Heart @ San Jose Grand Prix

 |Masticator| (2005) A headgear with a custommade electronic device that gives audio-visual feedback of chewing during meals. At each chew the device beeps and counts the number of chews on the LED digital display. The headgear is called Masticator, and one who wears the headgear also becomes the Masticator.

|Dreaming TV Buddha| (2005) A robotic Buddha head that purifies the information comes through TV.  
  |7days| (2005) A sound installation created for the "Seeing double: Encounters with Warhol" show at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Eighteen hours of unedited recordings of the artist's heartbeat for each day of a week played back at a stairway to recreate the "body" in moments in a ritualistic fashion.
|THE THRID EYE PROJECT| (2002) A video headgear for an out-of-body experience. The visual experience of the headgear is similar to that of a 3D video game in which the user controls and follows a given character from behind. The device turns the user into the character that s/he is controlling and real space is transformed into virtual space. 
  |Perception Lab| (2002) A sister project of THE THIRD EYE that uses the same video goggles. A white cube performance with wireless self surveillance system.
  |Untitled (Self portrait)| (2002) A sculpture made of silicon and acrylics. 

 

 

 

Masticator and The Third Eye Project are featured in this beautiful book, See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception

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Pimp My Heart is featured in this book by Stephen Wilson, Art + Science Now