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New Media Series-- Hiraki Sawa: Migration



Presented by Saint Louis Art Museum
Visual Arts
General Audiences

Exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Coinciding with the inaugural Contemporary installations in the new East Building, this presentation draws from the Museum’s burgeoning New Media collection with Migration (2003), a seven-minute digital video by London-based Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa. In Migration, men and women depicted at Lilliputian scale, along with miniature horses, elephants, and camels traverse the interior of a life-size apartment. Sawa borrowed pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s late 19th-century studies of human and animal locomotion, animating the walking gaits of Muybridge’s subjects across the window sills, floors, and countertops of the Japanese artist’s flat in London. Sawa merges 21st-century digital technology with the 19th-century beginnings of photography to produce an intriguingly captivating, imaginary world in black and white.

**Please note: The Museum will be closed June 15-28th for Grand Opening preparations.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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Saint Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63110

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