Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Travelling Games Yoshio Itagaki

"I have created an imaginary tableaux of tourists on the moon and inside video games, taking snapshots and posing for the camera. I am intrigued by this activity that so many people from different countries and backgrounds all engage in. "Tourists on the Moon" and "Traveling Games" both examine the compulsions of a document oriented society. Tourists in particular feel a need to "prove" their experience by documenting themselves within the spectacular or famous scene. Taking an ironic position, I am both amused by and critical of the insatiable human appetite for sensation and novelty." Yoshio Itagaki

Born in Nagoya, Japan, Yoshio Itagaki grew up in Okazaki, Nara and Tokyo, Japan and Bangkok, Thailand, and currently lives and works in New York City.


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