Category: Tabaimo

Tabaimo | Reinterpreting The Traditional

Japanese installation artist Tabaimo produces animated videos that depict mundane, everyday situations that morph or degenerate into something fanciful based on simmering underlying tensions, anxieties, fantasies or obsessions within the general Japanese psyche.

Japanese Kitchen (1999) Tabaimo
Japanese Kitchen (1999) Tabaimo

In Japanese Kitchen (1999), a typical domestic kitchen manned by a fat housewife, the order within this setting of every item performing its intended function gets upended when the local politician ends up spinning around in the microwave as he makes his speeches, and human fears, murderous intent creeps into the housewife and her relations with her husband. They both apparently kill each other in the end.

Japanese Kitchen (1999) Tabaimo
Japanese Kitchen (1999) Tabaimo

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