[Trascending Mouth97] - Giuseppe Briffa, Chris Tyson, Masanori Tono & Rebecca Meste
Tokyo Metropolitan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Giuseppe Briffa's nearly imperceptible sound paths unconsciously stop the visitors in their tracks; together these elements form within their layering an illusion of architectural dimensionality which never denies its inherent flatness, we never think about it. That conveys a feeling of intimacy and serenity, the layers of time and place involved in the works of art presented engage the viewer in the complexity and awareness of the situation; but a moment that almost functions as a number of stills that are isolated from a film creating a new situation, the current tension and diverging statements in art challenges us to re-evaluate our personal criteria in the composing of visual concepts; it is up to the viewer to decide whether to immerse in the sub-text, whether or not to participate in the scenario; we see the image, which is the 'work' produced by the percipient as an event in his or her time. Displayed on an eye-level platform that snakes through the gallery, the installation reiterates the performative aspects of the making of the work.