Transmedia Visiting Artist Hitoshi Toyoda to Speak
Transmedia visiting artist Hitoshi Toyoda is giving a talk on Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium.
Toyoda is a self-taught photographer who has worked exclusively in the medium of slideshows for the past ten years. These slideshows are silent and consist of images taken in the course of his daily life. While the material is taken from the past, the presentation of one image after another appearing and disappearing places emphasis on the weight and value of present moment. His silent slide shows have been compared to Haiku literature because of the way they are able to encompass both the minutiae of daily life and the larger, unknowable forces that govern that life. Toyoda only exhibits his work in live contexts, clicking though the slides manually.
Toyoda was born in New York City and grew up in Tokyo. He returned to the United States in 1990 on a grant from Neo Vision Co. For several years, Toyoda traveled throughout the U.S., taking photographs, before settling in New York in 1993. He has presented his work in public spaces, galleries, museums and film festivals such as Ann Arbor Film Festival, Images Festival (Tronto), Museum Of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum(Tokyo), Taka Ishii Gallery(Tokyo), Anthology Film Archives(NY) and graf media gm(Osaka).
Contact Person: Weigang Song, Transmedia, 3154276499, firstname.lastname@example.org