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I Feel restaurant (simulated garden)

A project by David Colosi, 1993
Exhibition: Floating Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Photo credits: David Colosi

David Colosi - I Feel Restaurant

DESCRIPTION:
Interested in the idea of theme restaurants, I created a proposed setting for a Japanese restaurant.  I tried to upset the illusion of (geographical) displacement that theme restaurants strive for by representing Tokyo with collected objects and sounds from the area surrounding the gallery rather than from the familiar stereotypes.  A motion sensor set into action seven sound, light, and motion devices in various working conditions for intervals of twenty seconds. Floral umbrellas took the form of flowers, green plastic grass stood in for grass, illustrated pornographic books became "dirt", televisions sat in as stones, a mirror became a reflective pool, a pink helmet with the model name "Wild Duck" floated on the pool, a reel-to-reel recorder spun its web like a spider, natural sounds of ambulances and traffic played from the magnetic tape, and I fashioned a butterfly out of a fan, an inverted chair, and a guitar case. In the center of this a table for two and a menu awaited diners.

David Colosi - I Feel Restaurant
David Colosi - I Feel Restaurant David Colosi - I Feel Restaurant
David Colosi - I Feel Restaurant David Colosi - I Feel Restaurant

 

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