Jun Takita, born in 1966 in Tokyo, graduated in 1988 from Nihon University, majoring in arts. He received a Masters from Paris Ecole National d’Art in 1992, having received a scholarship from the French government.

He draws heavily from concepts of traditional gardens and their careful and respected arts. Each of his works immerses the audience in the process clocked by the cyclical rhythms of biological and ecological phenomena. Life and death are simultaneously presented and aesthetically represented in the artist’s procedural work around the relationship between man and nature in the era of biotechnology.
He collaborates with numerous scientific teams as the Centre for Plant sciences at the University of Leeds (UK), Plant Biotechnology of Faculty of Biology University of Freiburg (DE), CNRS - Université Paris-Sud, MRI Medical and Multi-Methodes(FR), and the Royal Observatory of Belgium Seismology-Gravimetry (BE).

lundi 5 mars 2012

As far as the creases

Aquatic algae, water, resin, scan of the artist’s brain.
Approximately 13cm in diameter.

Here, a human organ constitutes the landscape: a brain is covered in a fine film of aquatic algae. The alga deposits itself by taking its time and continues to grow at its own rhythm.  

I provide regular modest help: I change the water twice a month. In this way, the entropy accumulated in the aquarium is reduced. Refreshment of the environment favors the maintenance of order, of life. 

It seems to me that the speed of light in this landscape actually slows because of the specific way its energy is consumed: it contributes generously to the process of photosynthesis (the essence of material construction for this closed world) while traversing the large and unusual surface of the algae covered brain. To render the full depth of this filament landscape visible to us, the light must graze all its folds and creases ambling with us like a fellow traveler. 

Installation seen during the day and at night: 
Installation, Maison d’art Bernard Anthonioz.

Installation, Château d’Oiron

Exhibition where this work has been exposed:
L’Homme-Paysage : Château d’OIRON, Oiron, France, 2007
Maison d’art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France 2007