'Tokyo Diary' by Alison Marchant
10 Jun 2015 – 26 Aug 2015
Mon- Sat, 9am – 6pm
Sun, 9am – 4pm (closing times vary, please call front desk for times)
Cost of entry
- Theatre Square
- E15 1BX
- United Kingdom
- 2 mins from Stratford Bus Staition
- Central, Jubilee, DLR, and East London Lines to Stratford
- Overground to Stratford. Stratford International (6mins from Kings Cross)
A new installation composed of pocket-size souvenirs from Japan by Artist, Alison Marchant. Packaging, event and travel tickets are enlarged, along with panoramic photos made on a throw-away card board camera in 1994.
A new installation through the balconies and across the cafe table tops beneath glass. This installation is composed from pocket-size souvenirs from Japan collected by Artist, Alison Marchant. Packaging, event and travel tickets are enlarged, along with panoramic photos made on a throw-away card board camera in 1994. Collected two decades ago to re-emerge vintage, dream-like and futuristic.
Renowned Japanese Sound Artist, Yoshio Ojima has granted permission to play his audio work (1985-7) through the buildings surround sound system. Marchant purchased Ojima's cassette tapes during her 1994 trip to Spiral Garden (Tokyo) which form part of the collection.
Professor Chris Townsend has written an accompanying essay 'The Future That Was' for the show.
Alison Marchant has shown at The Photographers Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Interim Art, Fox Talbot Museum, Ffotogallery and Manchester Cornerhouse; and internationally at Franklin Furnace New York and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. Collections include: The Arts Council Collection, London; The Third Eye Corporation, Tokyo and MOMA New York.