Naoko Tasaka

Series Entry 18.1


Description

Series_18

Naoko Tasaka & Shin Yu Pai

Focusing on details such as pendulum playground swings and illumined trains keeping time via elevated tracks at night, this series documents the quiet shuffle and unacknowledged constancies of modern urban life. Naoko Tasaka’s video entries capture everyday light and movement. Through burst poems of understated grace, Shin Yu Pai limns the rhythms of city phenomena both perfectly random and almost hauntingly inevitable in their reoccurring expressions. Whether through Pai’s precise written lines on rotary dials and closing circles, or videos by Tasaka accounting for patterns of prismatic color flashing against an otherwise unremarkable wall, these two artists seem to wonder over what we would think of our surroundings if experiences of ‘presence’—of cigarettes burning out in ashtrays, or unknown people encountered during the evening commute, or buildings barely visible in the distance—came to be finally seen in their true fragility. What if comfortable vantage points and typical distractions gave way to the moment you could no longer discount, because you were suddenly made vey well aware that things were changing right then and there (and then again)? And so, amidst the surrounding city, Pai and Tasaka zoom in and out on a powerful sense of simplicity that registers fully and refuses to be forgotten.

metronome

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rubber hurls across

a space – dirt field cut

by lines & iron bars

of light, slope &

slant of swaying

swings beat, in pitch

to shuffled footfalls


Shin Yu Pai

Series Entry 18.2


Description

Series_18

Naoko Tasaka & Shin Yu Pai

Focusing on details such as pendulum playground swings and illumined trains keeping time via elevated tracks at night, this series documents the quiet shuffle and unacknowledged constancies of modern urban life. Naoko Tasaka’s video entries capture everyday light and movement. Through burst poems of understated grace, Shin Yu Pai limns the rhythms of city phenomena both perfectly random and almost hauntingly inevitable in their reoccurring expressions. Whether through Pai’s precise written lines on rotary dials and closing circles, or videos by Tasaka accounting for patterns of prismatic color flashing against an otherwise unremarkable wall, these two artists seem to wonder over what we would think of our surroundings if experiences of ‘presence’—of cigarettes burning out in ashtrays, or unknown people encountered during the evening commute, or buildings barely visible in the distance—came to be finally seen in their true fragility. What if comfortable vantage points and typical distractions gave way to the moment you could no longer discount, because you were suddenly made vey well aware that things were changing right then and there (and then again)? And so, amidst the surrounding city, Pai and Tasaka zoom in and out on a powerful sense of simplicity that registers fully and refuses to be forgotten.

 


Naoko Tasaka

Series Entry 18.3


Description

Series_18

Naoko Tasaka & Shin Yu Pai

Focusing on details such as pendulum playground swings and illumined trains keeping time via elevated tracks at night, this series documents the quiet shuffle and unacknowledged constancies of modern urban life. Naoko Tasaka’s video entries capture everyday light and movement. Through burst poems of understated grace, Shin Yu Pai limns the rhythms of city phenomena both perfectly random and almost hauntingly inevitable in their reoccurring expressions. Whether through Pai’s precise written lines on rotary dials and closing circles, or videos by Tasaka accounting for patterns of prismatic color flashing against an otherwise unremarkable wall, these two artists seem to wonder over what we would think of our surroundings if experiences of ‘presence’—of cigarettes burning out in ashtrays, or unknown people encountered during the evening commute, or buildings barely visible in the distance—came to be finally seen in their true fragility. What if comfortable vantage points and typical distractions gave way to the moment you could no longer discount, because you were suddenly made vey well aware that things were changing right then and there (and then again)? And so, amidst the surrounding city, Pai and Tasaka zoom in and out on a powerful sense of simplicity that registers fully and refuses to be forgotten.

CATARACT

cascading patterns

of rain, arranged

ridge streaked

sheet shooting

meteoric waterfalls

of light & line


Shin Yu Pai

Series Entry 18.4


Description

Series_18

Naoko Tasaka & Shin Yu Pai

Focusing on details such as pendulum playground swings and illumined trains keeping time via elevated tracks at night, this series documents the quiet shuffle and unacknowledged constancies of modern urban life. Naoko Tasaka’s video entries capture everyday light and movement. Through burst poems of understated grace, Shin Yu Pai limns the rhythms of city phenomena both perfectly random and almost hauntingly inevitable in their reoccurring expressions. Whether through Pai’s precise written lines on rotary dials and closing circles, or videos by Tasaka accounting for patterns of prismatic color flashing against an otherwise unremarkable wall, these two artists seem to wonder over what we would think of our surroundings if experiences of ‘presence’—of cigarettes burning out in ashtrays, or unknown people encountered during the evening commute, or buildings barely visible in the distance—came to be finally seen in their true fragility. What if comfortable vantage points and typical distractions gave way to the moment you could no longer discount, because you were suddenly made vey well aware that things were changing right then and there (and then again)? And so, amidst the surrounding city, Pai and Tasaka zoom in and out on a powerful sense of simplicity that registers fully and refuses to be forgotten.

 


Naoko Tasaka

Series Entry 18.5


Description

Series_18

Naoko Tasaka & Shin Yu Pai

Focusing on details such as pendulum playground swings and illumined trains keeping time via elevated tracks at night, this series documents the quiet shuffle and unacknowledged constancies of modern urban life. Naoko Tasaka’s video entries capture everyday light and movement. Through burst poems of understated grace, Shin Yu Pai limns the rhythms of city phenomena both perfectly random and almost hauntingly inevitable in their reoccurring expressions. Whether through Pai’s precise written lines on rotary dials and closing circles, or videos by Tasaka accounting for patterns of prismatic color flashing against an otherwise unremarkable wall, these two artists seem to wonder over what we would think of our surroundings if experiences of ‘presence’—of cigarettes burning out in ashtrays, or unknown people encountered during the evening commute, or buildings barely visible in the distance—came to be finally seen in their true fragility. What if comfortable vantage points and typical distractions gave way to the moment you could no longer discount, because you were suddenly made vey well aware that things were changing right then and there (and then again)? And so, amidst the surrounding city, Pai and Tasaka zoom in and out on a powerful sense of simplicity that registers fully and refuses to be forgotten.




carriage cloud tether strop spherule shaft



Shin Yu Pai

Series Entry 18.6


Description

Series_18

Naoko Tasaka & Shin Yu Pai

Focusing on details such as pendulum playground swings and illumined trains keeping time via elevated tracks at night, this series documents the quiet shuffle and unacknowledged constancies of modern urban life. Naoko Tasaka’s video entries capture everyday light and movement. Through burst poems of understated grace, Shin Yu Pai limns the rhythms of city phenomena both perfectly random and almost hauntingly inevitable in their reoccurring expressions. Whether through Pai’s precise written lines on rotary dials and closing circles, or videos by Tasaka accounting for patterns of prismatic color flashing against an otherwise unremarkable wall, these two artists seem to wonder over what we would think of our surroundings if experiences of ‘presence’—of cigarettes burning out in ashtrays, or unknown people encountered during the evening commute, or buildings barely visible in the distance—came to be finally seen in their true fragility. What if comfortable vantage points and typical distractions gave way to the moment you could no longer discount, because you were suddenly made vey well aware that things were changing right then and there (and then again)? And so, amidst the surrounding city, Pai and Tasaka zoom in and out on a powerful sense of simplicity that registers fully and refuses to be forgotten.

 


Naoko Tasaka

Series Entry 18.7


Description

Series_18

Naoko Tasaka & Shin Yu Pai

Focusing on details such as pendulum playground swings and illumined trains keeping time via elevated tracks at night, this series documents the quiet shuffle and unacknowledged constancies of modern urban life. Naoko Tasaka’s video entries capture everyday light and movement. Through burst poems of understated grace, Shin Yu Pai limns the rhythms of city phenomena both perfectly random and almost hauntingly inevitable in their reoccurring expressions. Whether through Pai’s precise written lines on rotary dials and closing circles, or videos by Tasaka accounting for patterns of prismatic color flashing against an otherwise unremarkable wall, these two artists seem to wonder over what we would think of our surroundings if experiences of ‘presence’—of cigarettes burning out in ashtrays, or unknown people encountered during the evening commute, or buildings barely visible in the distance—came to be finally seen in their true fragility. What if comfortable vantage points and typical distractions gave way to the moment you could no longer discount, because you were suddenly made vey well aware that things were changing right then and there (and then again)? And so, amidst the surrounding city, Pai and Tasaka zoom in and out on a powerful sense of simplicity that registers fully and refuses to be forgotten.

enso

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rotary dial-

up spinning the wheel

of time drawing

straws a stick

closes the circle


Shin Yu Pai

Series Entry 18.8


Description

Series_18

Naoko Tasaka & Shin Yu Pai

Focusing on details such as pendulum playground swings and illumined trains keeping time via elevated tracks at night, this series documents the quiet shuffle and unacknowledged constancies of modern urban life. Naoko Tasaka’s video entries capture everyday light and movement. Through burst poems of understated grace, Shin Yu Pai limns the rhythms of city phenomena both perfectly random and almost hauntingly inevitable in their reoccurring expressions. Whether through Pai’s precise written lines on rotary dials and closing circles, or videos by Tasaka accounting for patterns of prismatic color flashing against an otherwise unremarkable wall, these two artists seem to wonder over what we would think of our surroundings if experiences of ‘presence’—of cigarettes burning out in ashtrays, or unknown people encountered during the evening commute, or buildings barely visible in the distance—came to be finally seen in their true fragility. What if comfortable vantage points and typical distractions gave way to the moment you could no longer discount, because you were suddenly made vey well aware that things were changing right then and there (and then again)? And so, amidst the surrounding city, Pai and Tasaka zoom in and out on a powerful sense of simplicity that registers fully and refuses to be forgotten.