"Trilogue" 2020
"You would come back there to see me again the following day." 2016/2020
Photo by Kei Okano

TARO NASU is pleased to announce Michiko Tsuda’s solo exhibition “Trilogue”.

Michiko Tsuda
Born in 1980 in Kanagawa, Japan.
Ph.D. Film and New Media Studies at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. Stayed in New York as grantee of the Asian Cultural Council(ACC) in 2019.
Performs as a unit “baby tooth” with Megumi Kamimura.

Recent group exhibitions include “Aichi Triennale 2019 : Taming Y/Our Passion” (Aichi), “Inter+Play: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition Part 1” (Towada Art Center, Aomori), “Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions” (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo), “art trip vol.03 in number, new world” (Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Hyogo) in 2016, “Open Space 2016: Media Conscious” (NTT Inter Communication Center, Tokyo) in 2016. Solo exhibitions include “Observing Forest” (Zarya contemporary art center, Vladivostok) in 2017, “The Day After Yesterday” (TARO NASU, Tokyo) in 2015, ”Occupants and King in the Configuration Forest” (NTT Inter Communication Center, Tokyo) in 2012. s


Senses of space and time are fundamental elements of the way we experience presence.

To me, working with visual media and performances, dealing with these two things in a seemingly laborious way, is confronting them head-on. In both forms, the awareness of dealing with time is related to the depth of the work. The work to be exhibited in this solo show started with the idea of inviting people to the studio while shooting, and incorporates time as material into the exhibition space rigged with cameras, projections, and mirrors.” Michiko Tsuda

Michiko TSUDA has persistently examined the volatility of human perception⁠—and the glimpse of the richness of illusions afforded by that volatility—by manipulating our sensations in terms of understanding space and time. Tsuda’s specialty is installation that incorporates elements of exhibitions, making the appreciator into an accomplice, so to speak. Tsuda’s works imply an invisible presence—a space understood in terms of the sensations of other people—wavering constantly in response to the appreciator’s perspective and behavior; they are devices that create a written record of memories of dynamic virtual spaces.

Tsuda’s new installation features a combination of her favorite materials to work with: mirrors, images, and text pieces. In the distinctive exhibition space designed by Mount Fuji Architects Studio , Tsuda’s installation provokes the complication of the appreciators’ perspective. Could it be a space to induce them to experience a concept of time with the three tenses? Or a maze-like, three-dimensional space? Or the form of the self portrayed in the mirrors and images? This new show is intended to be an immersive, interactive experience that inspires deeper consideration of the intrinsic meaning of the title of the exhibition: Trilogue.

Equipment Cooperation: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], ARTISTS’ GUILD, LUFTZUG