Teiji Furuhashi

Hillside Plaza

Teiji Furuhashi is an innovator’s innovator. Adept with moving imagery, technology, visual language, text, and the use of the body in performance, he was the founding member of the Kyoto-based art collective Dumb Type, and recently held his first solo exhibition with a work entitled Lovers. The work presented there, sponsored by ARTLAH and held ar Hillside Plaza in Tokyo’s Daikanyama, not surprisingly shared many characteristics with Dumb Type’s previous large-scale performance works, installations, and mixed-media pieces, bur there were differences as well. Whereas the “characters” in Dumb Type’s works are not so much individuals as nameless amalgamations of physical and group characteristics, in Lovers the people are individuals, the relationships personal. And it is here, perhaps, that Furuhashi the collaborator diverges from Furuhashi the solo artist. It is not just that the focus of

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