Tabaimo at Fondation Cartier

At Foundation Cartier, Tabiamo uses videos and narrow space to reconfigure the gallery into the interior of a Japanese commuter train. The layout of the space, films projected onto the walls, gives the participatory sensation to the viewer of actually being a passanger in the hallucinatory train.

As the landscape streams past in the windows, passengers board and disembark, strange things begin to happen. People sleep, disembodied hands fly through the train compartments, giant sushi roll through the wagon, riders get chopped up by chefs and rolled into makis.

Tabiamo uses her films and animations as a satyre on typical Japanese cliches of sushi, suicidal business men, and efficiency in motion.

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