7:00 – 9:00 PM
“Traumatic Encounter Forever!” is a part of an open-ended multimedia tragicomic epic “A Tragic Bambi,” which revolves around recurring images of urination of the dismembered body of Bambi as an idée fixe. Originated out of lovers’ absurd longing to eradicate their own discontinuous beings, “Traumatic Encounter Forever!” examines our passionate aspirations expressed in the conjunction of aesthetics, politics and religion.
Born and raised in Japan, Kikuko Tanaka is a frantic artist currently based in New York. She has performed and exhibited in various venues, including Smack Mellon, Momenta Art, NARS Foundation, Amelie A.Wallace gallery at SUNY Old Westbury, Vox Populi, and Arario Gallery, Panoply Performance Laboratory among others. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art Info, and Hyperallergic. She was a nominatee for a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Art Grant in 2010. Her open-ended multi-media tragicomic epic, A Tragic Bambi, is fiscally-sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts. She has an interdisciplinary background, holds a BA in Landscape Design from Chiba University, and has studied fine art at the School of Visual Arts, and various academic disciplines including art history, anthropology, philosophy, and literature, at Hunter College. She is also a co-founder/ co-director of a not-for profit organization, Agape Enterprise, in Brooklyn, New York.
Kikuko Tanaka www.kikoworld.net