The Theater at MAD
Underlining the temporality of nostalgia, memory, and narratives crafted through cinematic pop culture, Takeshi Murata has constructed a body of animated works that explore the lifespan of moving images and their role in the shaping of shared cultural histories. Whether abstracting footage culled from 1980s blockbusters like Rambo into a vibrant slurry of sight and sound, or slowing down the introductory credit sequence of the 1970s sitcom Three’s Company to a cryptic melancholic pace, or reworking the melodramatic prize package revealing moments from a game show, Murata employs a variety of animation processes to highlight the decay of media narratives. Presenting the largest collected works of this vital new voice, the exhibition surveys Murata’s innovative practice.
Museum of Art and Design, New York.