16 October - 8 November 2009
EXTENDED to 23 November
12:00-19:00 (open on demand) | entrance free | closed on Tuesdays
Gay Squirrel and the Tail/Tale of the Cat on the Moon
animation film/ installation
ORIGINAL COCKTAIL GAY SQUIRREL is now available at bar ! >>
Artist Johan Peter Hol represents his world in closets, attics and boxes full of furry animals, animated cardboard scenes, armies of mice and disquieting drawings. Like a dusty playroom full of abandoned toys, his work creates a slightly grizzly fairy tale.
"My work is not the book of Truth, neither the book of Light, it's a play room went wrong, forgotten by its creator. A place ajar where all its confused inhabitants strive for survival in a silent way" - says Hol.
In October 2009, Hol presents his new animation film "Gay Squirrel and the Tail/Tale of the Cat on the Moon" in Tokyo and Osaka. The film, telling the tale of a quest for one's attribute, is set in a closet that contains the universe. For the first time Hol investigates his own sexuality. It has never been pronounced literally in his oeuvre.
PREMIERE/ opening reception | 19:00-21:00 Thu. 15 Oct.
co-hosting venue | studio J (Osaka)
PHOTO | LORENZO NENCIONI
J. P. Hol
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