September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021Media Arts Gallery
Takeshi Murata creates digital works that refigure the experience of animation. His innovative practice and constantly evolving processes range from intricate computer-aided, hand-drawn animations to exacting manipulations of the flaws, defects, and broken code in digital video technology. Whether altering appropriated footage from cinema, or creating Rorschach-like fields of seething color, form, and motion, Murata produces astonishing visions that redefine the boundaries between abstraction and recognition. In Melter 2, Murata has used image-making software to create a fluid, ever-changing scene. Exploring formal tropes of melting, rippling, and bubbling, Murata’s abstract experiment in hypnotic perception is at once organic and digital.