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Dumb Type’s image machine

Yukiko Shikata

DUMB TYPE, S/N (detail), 1994, performance. Photograph Yoko Takatani.

Dumb Type, a team of artists based in Kyoto, has been receiving international attention since the late 1980s for its artistic presentations that combine visual arts, performing arts, sound and architectural design elements. Rather than selecting one of their number as a director, the artists work in a loosely collaborative style, integrating performance and installation to create ‘works in progress’.

DUMB TYPE, S/N, 1995 (detail), performance, Spiral, Tokyo. Photograph Kazuo Fukunaga

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