Untitled: Father (2016)
This site-specific video explores the artist’s memory of his Japanese father. The work reflects the memory oscillating between remembering and forgetting, and invites the viewer to see the artist’s father in the artist’s memory on a mobile device via the web.
To watch the video, please follow the instruction below.
Instruction for the site-specific viewing experience
[Please note while you are watching the video, please mind your surroundings and traffic of pedestrians so that you won’t collide with them]
- Load the video online from the either one of the links below.
(If you don’t have any 3G/4G connection on your mobile device, please ask AltMFA members at the stall outside for a device to lend.)
(If your device plays the video automatically when accessing the page, then pause the video for now.)
*There are videos of a high-quality version and a low-quality version. Please choose one that is suited to the allowance of data streaming on your device.
- Without closing the webpage of the video, go to the area of the Burlington Gardens building indicated in a red circle in the map. And stand facing the direction of the vector.
- Hold up the device with your hand in front of you and adjust the angle of the device so that you can see the image on the screen overlapping the background (see the image below).
- Play the video as you keep holding the device at the same position until the video ends (that is in about two and half minutes).
The work is presented as a part of Collective as Family by Alt MFA, at Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens Festival.
Shinji Toya – Digital Art and Painting