Following a holiday closure, The LAB in San Francisco has re-opened its exhibit "Listening: Living Art from Japan and San Francisco." The show will run through 1/27/07. I blogged about this show on 12/19/06 and 12/29/06 (at the end of each posting). The show has problems but also rewards. A special delight is Yoshinori Niwa's deadpan video, "People like us," which shows Niwa transporting a bag of trash from his home in Tokyo to San Francisco. A tiny QuickTime version can now be seen on Niwa's website, but it's much better to see it normal-size as part of his trash installation at The LAB. Below are a few images from the QuickTime verson.
Heading to the train in Tokyo:
Close-up of the bag:
The bag on the train:
The bag at security, Narita Airport:
The bag on the airplane seat: