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REVIEWS

TOKYO

Hiraki Sawa

Ota Fine Arts

by SUMITOMO FUMIHIKO, TRANSLATED BY REIKO TOMII

HIRAKI SAWA, Dwelling, 2002, DVD, 9 min. 20 sec., Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

These days we are inundated with elaborate audiovisual effects. For instance, take music videos - which are edited frame by frame in order to dazzle us. Why, then, are we so attracted to Hiraki Sawa's video works, which are monochromatic and silent, lasting on the average ten minutes or so?

Informed by Surrealism, Sawa’s video works challenge our senses. By inventing scenes that cannot…

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