Everything is Everything
2006/2007, Eight-channel video installation, 6 min 30 sec
Japanese artist Koki Tanaka is widely celebrated for his appropriation of commonplace objects to explore the performative potential of the everyday. Produced for the 2006 Taipei Biennial, the eight-channel video installation Everything is Everything focuses on the artist and his two assistants’ simple interactions with commodities found in Taipei. From twirling a broomstick to dropping a stack of plastic cups, the trio’s seemingly mundane gestures transform and challenge the function of these ordinary objects from daily life, questioning assumptions set by societal standards.
Photo courtesy of the artist, Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou