Video Clip of Takeshi Murata’s Melter 02, 4 minutes, 2003
As previously posted, Takeshi Murata and collaborator Robert Beatty will perform a live audio-visual performance on 4 March 2010, 6pm, at the Gene Siskel Film Center of Chicago, as part of the Conversations at the Edge 2010 film program. Click here for the entire 2010 CATE program.
Synopsis: Melter finds Murata applying his deft touch with image-making software to questions of fluidity. Exploring formal tropes of melting, rippling, and bubbling, Murata’s abstract experiment in hypnotic perception is at once organic and totally digital. —Electronic Arts Intermix
Bio: Takeshi Murata was born in 1974 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 with a B.F.A. in Film/Video/Animation. He has had previous solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (2007), gallery.sora, Tokyo (2007) and The Reliance, London (2007). His work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2007) the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2007), Deitch Projects, New York (2007), Foxy Productions, New York (2007) and Gladstone Gallery, New York (2006). Murata currently lives and works in Saugerties, New York. —Lumen Eclipse