Mechanical fragility: Dolls by Yotsuya Simon – gallery

February 8, 2011

Japanese artist Yotsuya Simon dedicated almost his entire life to studies on human body. I don’t have to mention that Japanese surrealism, jazz music and seeing Hijikata Tatsumi’s Butoh performance have influenced Yotsuya Simon‘s aesthetics and body of work.

Bodies of his dolls are tangible and fragile, open and humorous, yet very strong in expressiveness.  Probably the most intriguing sets of contemporary angels I have ever saw.


Mechanical Girl 1, detail by Yotsuya Simon, 1983 (c)

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Body cinema: Guys and Dolls

December 26, 2009

Nick Holt’s debut documentary ‘Guys and Dolls’ is certainly one of those films that is fillin’ comments section on most blogs where reviews of this film were published. Let’s check what’s the whole fuss about?!


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