Saturday, 27 August 2016

Just An Expendable Cog In A Machine.

         I must admit that I had never heard of Tetsuya Ishida the Japanese artist who was killed by a train at a level crossing in 2005, until I visited arrezafe site. However having a look soon convinced me that I had missed out on something special. Tetsuya painted ordinary working people, but as embodied in some for of mechanism or object for use. Human, but not living the life of a human, just part of a mechanised system. He captures the moribund boredom of employment, and the fact that we are all just usable objects in this capitalist system.
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This short video is a tribute to his memory.

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