Reality Bonsai

27 August 2015 ● less than 1 min read ● 0 images

"Reality Bonsai" is a project where:
the research, which I conduct between the UK at Solent Southampton and Japan, is expressed through a short-movie.
https://vimeo.com/174483588

One of the main ideas addressed is escapism.
Revising the theory of Anne Allison (Anne Allison, 2006 p. 84)* by which: “[...] everyday life is mediated by constructed realities that are increasingly engaged as a solitary activity” towards a new definition of a shared virtual reality which superimposes on the factual reality as it is experienced in Japan.

Thanks to:
Ryoko Araki (dancer, performer) https://www.facebook.com/performer.ryoko
Rire (singer) http://www.riremusic.com/plofile/

*Anne Allison, Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination, University of California Press, 2006.

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Mauro Arrighi

I'm an art director in Tokyo, Japan

Art Director and Music Producer from Venice, now living in Kamakura.

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