Atsuko Tanaka’s Electric Dress (1956): Sample Essay

Atsuko Tanaka’s Electric Dress (1956): Sample Essay

Sample Essay

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One of the founders of the Gutai Movement Atsuko Tanaka was born in 1932 in Osaka. She remained a member of this movement till 1965. She is the creator of the “Electric Dress” (1956) her most popular work and undoubtedly one of the most stunning and successful pieces of art. (Koplos, 2004) The sculpture is a blend of the traditional kimono which is interpreted in terms of the industrial technology. The sculpture has to be worn, initially by the artist and in stage performances. The work consists of over a hundred light bulbs and wires and neon tube lights that are flashed after every two and a half minutes. (more…)

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