Events / art

Touch on an Absence

Jul 5 - Jul 15

Tabaimo, Josh Shaffner, Lea Vidakovic, Stephen Vuillemin

Since her debut, Tabaimo has created extraordinary spaces where physical reality and animation seamlessly blend. Her work invites viewers into the depths of everyday life, capturing elusive sensations, textures, and memories that often go unnoticed. In her latest project, Tabaimo collaborates with three other animation artists to create a single piece, marking a new endeavor. Although animation has always been central to her expressive techniques, it was during her judging role at the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival that she rediscovered the profoundness of the animation world. Inspired by this, she began working with three artists she met at the festival.

The venue for this project is the Terada Warehouse, a facility specializing in art storage. The project takes place in one of the warehouse’s rooms, where the presence of water, living organisms, and similar entities is strictly prohibited. Hence, Tabaimo's initial theme was to bring in entities that are not allowed in the space. Through animation, an "if" world opens up, leading to the creation of fantasies and narratives. The captivating works of the three artists, typically displayed on screens, are unleashed into the space through collaboration with Tabaimo. This results in a new, immersive installation that intricately ties together animation and the context of art, providing a multifaceted experience of animation's allure.

Jul 5 (Fri) 2024-Jul 15 (Mon) 2024 

Opening Hours Information
Hours: 11:00 / 13:00 / 15:00 / 17:00 / 19:00 (approximately 90 minutes per session)
On July 6, only 11:00 / 13:00 / 15:00 sessions are available.

Adults ¥2000, University and High School Students ¥1500, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥1000

Warehouse Terrada G3-6F

2-6-10 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002

3-minute walk from Tennozu Isle Station on the Tokyo Monorail line. 2-minute walk from Tennozu Isle Station on the Rinkai line; From the Konan exit of JR Shinagawa Station, take the Toei #98 bus towards Ota-shijo, and get off at Shintoukaibashi.