- Title: Thousands of goldfish bring giant art installation in Tokyo 'to life'
- Date: 10th July 2017
- Summary: VISITORS INSIDE EXHIBITION VENUE GOLDFISH TROPICAL FISH SWIMMING
- Embargoed: 24th July 2017 11:06
- Keywords: Art Aquarium goldfish fishbowl Hidetomo Kimura exhibition Underwater Palace Japan
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Art,Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News
- Reuters ID: LVA0026P4VTQX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A Japanese artist used about 8,000 goldfish as well as other sea creatures to bring to life an art installation in Tokyo.
Combining the creatures' elegant movements with light, projection mapping, music and a myriad of fishbowl designs, director Hidetomo Kimura hoped the 'Art Aquarium' will immerse viewers in an underwater palace.
One of the installations, in which Black Moor Goldfish swam before a white LCD screen, created an illusion of a Japanese ink-and-wash painting.
'Art Aquarium' is celebrating its 10th year since its first iteration in 2007. The series, which featured different themes over the years, was displayed in over 30 shows in Japan and abroad, and attracts millions of visitors every year.
The exhibit continues until September 24.
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