Takashi Murakami

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Murakami, Takashi

Last Updated: Jul-31-2008
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Henderson, Schuyler

Primary Category: Visual Arts / Visual Arts

Genre: Multimedia


Inochi (Japanese for "life" or "spirit") are four human-sized figures with bulbous, alien-like heads over small bodies made of (plastic) flesh and machinery. Murakami directed videos to accompany the Inochi, consisting of a film sequence of an Inochi in school with a schoolboy-like crush on a girl; the Inochi tries to fit in, gets in trouble, and doesn't understand what is happening to its body when it begins to respond to the crush.

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