Joan Cornellà collabs with AllRightsReserved for SEND YOURSELF NOWHERE BUT TOKYO
With a new 13-day art event titled “SEND YOURSELF NOWHERE BUT TOKYO,” Joan Cornellà is continuing his journey throughout the world. The Spanish artist has collaborated with AllRightReserved once more for this event set in Tokyo, Japan in the Harajuku district of Shibuya.
The focus of the Joan Cornellà SEND YOURSELF NOWHERE BUT TOKYO show is on our communal post-pandemic existence, and immerses its guests in the artist’s interactive artwork known as “vletsivions” that feature a 2.5 meter high TV which includes 15 separate displays showing a number of animated videos that he created. These animations would shift into different perspectives as the angle changes.
People were compelled to stay at home due to the pandemic, and other lifestyle choices emerged in the post-epidemic age such as an increased reliance on streaming services and electronics. These resulted in inspirations for the Joan Cornellà SEND YOURSELF NOWHERE BUT TOKYO art event.
“The pandemic brought travel to a standstill and forced people to forgo their vacation plans,” said Cornellà. “Traveling is a privilege, and its absence is causing people to confront this idea even more so during the epidemic.”
The installation in partnership with AllRightsReserved will be accompanied by five brand-new acrylic paintings featuring the well-known characters by the artist who likes to aim at pop culture. Each character appears to be connected through the kaleidoscopic display, but they are all actually leading separate lives behind the screen, which makes the viewer feel strongly similar to, as well as frustrated by the constraints of human interaction while being away from society.
The show will run from August 25 to September 6 at StandBy and is free for the public.