- Title: Thousands of goldfish bring giant art installation in Tokyo 'to life'
- Date: 10th July 2017
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (JULY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF GOLDFISH SWIMMING VARIOUS OF GOLDFISH SWIMMING INSIDE ART AQUARIUM INSTALLATIONS WOMAN TAKING PHOTO VARIOUS OF VISITORS INSIDE ART AQUARIUM EXHIBITION SEAHORSE SWIMMING INSIDE FISHBOWL GOLDFISH SWIMMING INSIDE GIANT FISHBOWL VISITORS WATCHING ART AQUARIUM INSTALLATIONS VARIOUS OF WOMAN IN KIMONO TAKING PHOTO OF GIANT FISHBOWL TOKYO, JAPAN (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CREATOR OF ART AQUARIUM EXHIBITION, HIDETOMO KIMURA, PUTTING GOLDFISH INTO FISHBOWL (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) CREATOR OF ART AQUARIUM EXHIBITION, HIDETOMO KIMURA, SAYING: "I wanted to create an artistic installation which is alive by using real fish rather than materials or pictures, and that is what I want to show people in this art aquarium exhibition." TOKYO, JAPAN (JULY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) GOLDFISH SWIMMING INSIDE GIANT FISHBOWL VARIOUS OF ART AQUARIUM INSTALLATIONS GOLDFISH SWIMMING INSIDE WATER TANK MADE WITH MAGNIFYING GLASS ILLUMINATED FISHBOWLS GOLDFISH SWIMMING (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 20-YEAR-OLD JAPANESE STUDENT, MAYA IIZUKA, SAYING: "The elegant movement of the goldfish is really fantastic." VARIOUS OF GOLDFISH SWIMMING INSIDE CARVED FISHBOWLS WOMEN WATCHING GOLDFISH INSIDE CARVED FISHBOWL GOLDFISH SWIMMING INSIDE FISHBOWLS (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 23-YEAR-OLD JAPANESE STUDENT, MINAMI MASUNA, SAYING: "It's very interesting to watch them swimming inside fishbowls illuminated with changing lights." EXHIBITION OF "WALL-HANGING GOLDFISH SCROLL" VARIOUS OF BLACK GOLDFISH SWIMMING BEFORE WHITE LCD SCREEN EXHIBITION OF "SCROLL OF FOUR SEASONS IN UNDERWATER PALACE" GOLDFISH SWIMMING BEFORE BEAM-PROJECTED SCREEN VARIOUS OF VISITORS WATCHING EXHIBITION GOLDFISH SWIMMING BEFORE BEAM-PROJECTED SCREEN PEOPLE FLOCKING TO ART AQUARIUM EXHIBITION VENUE TITLE ON BROCHURE READING (English): "ART AQUARIUM"
- 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: LVA0016P4VTQX
- 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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