Explore Tokyo's culture during the '60s, in Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver's Cinematic Illumination

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Capturing “the meeting of art and technology, and the flourishing of alternative cultural practices…”

Japanese avant-garde artist Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver’s Cinematic Illumination installation exploring culture and socio-political themes in Tokyo during the 1960s is now on view at New York’s MoMA, through February 2021.

For the piece, Gulliver created nearly 1,500 slides from film footage of every day occurrences and magazine images.

Subsequently, Gulliver beamed the images from 18 projectors across Tokyo discotheque Killer Joe’s in 1969 – melding art with the movement of liberated bodies in flux and flow.

Cinematic Illumination interweaves the international history of avant-garde art, experimental approaches to film, the meeting of art and technology, and the flourishing of alternative cultural practices in nightlife spaces,” explains MoMA.

Cinematic Illumination will run until February 2021 at MoMA, 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10019 from 10:30am–5:30 pm every day.

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Banner photo courtesy of MoMA.