Jan 25 - Mar 16 2008
21_21 Design Sight
9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo
Atopos cvc has been invited to participate in the ‘Bulls Eye Special 2008′ exhibition, at the 21_21 Design Sight of the Miyake Issey Foundation in Tokyo. This exhibition marked the 1st year anniversary of the 21_21 Design Sight and was based upon the concept of eyesight and vision. According to the organizers, “discerning taste and a superlative eye are essential components for successful design, they are the ‘eye’ through which 21_21 hopes to offer new perspectives.”
Vassilis Zidianakis created ‘Op, the Cyclops’ (© Atopos cvc, 2007), a free rendition of a giant one-eyed doll that wards off evil. The doll’s name, ‘Op’, is inspired by the ancient Greek pre-fix οπ, as in optic, op-art etc. This protector from evil has been specially designed for the exhibition; he is a character-talisman and his mission is to protect the exhibition space. “Look deeply into his large eye and this will bring you Good Luck!”
The character ‘Op’ appeared on a screen using SEIREN’s original printing technology, Viscotex.
Eleven artists and designers participated in Bulls Eye Special, 2008 – among them Katsuhiko Hibino and Tokujin Yoshioka from Japan, Tony Oursler and Tim Hawkinson from the US, Francis Giacobetti from France, and James Auger from the UK. The exhibition was curated by Midori Kitamura, Katsuhiko Hibino & Kazumi Oguro.