Naoko Tosa : Zero Gravity
J-Collabo presents Naoko Tosa: Zero Gravity, a solo exhibition of the 2022 AAME special mention awardee artist, Naoko Tosa.
Exhibition period Sep. 10 - 25, 2022
Hours Fri/Sat/Sun 1-6:30pm & by appointment
Location J-Collabo, 300 7th Street, Brooklyn
Virtual exhibition Oncyber
Exhibition related events
Opening reception; Sep. 10, 5-7PM
Closing reception; Sep. 23, 5-7PM
Exhibition Special NFT collection
Naoko Tosa, artist discussion
Conversation in Japanese, with Masako Shiba, J-Collabo, ED
Hosted by Epson Marunouchi Gallery (Aug. 26, 2022)
About the Artist
Naoko Tosa started her artistic career with a focus on video works and has since expanded her practice as a multidisciplinary artist. She is interested in showcasing the uniqueness and sensitivity of traditional Japanese culture through the use of the latest "Cultural Computing" technologies.
Her latest series, Sound of Ikebana, was made with the use of a high-speed video camera, which enables her to “stretch” time, as well as extracting & embracing the beauty of nature. By creating the works in weightless parabolic flight, the works appears to be freed from gravity. Sound of Ikebana is a series of works that evolves beyond the 2D monitor screen, as three-dimensional glass sculptures, or even portable and mobile as prints on garments.
Though based in Kyoto, Japan, Tosa considers New York her second home as an artist. One of her earliest video works, An Expression is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In April 2017, her signature video art series Sound of Ikebana was shown at Times Square using more than 60 digital billboards as part of the Midnight Moment public art series.
Tosa questions our conventional scientific perspectives and hopes that her work will be able to liberate us with a new way to experience time and gravity.