I found this piece and this artist to be the most interesting and visually stimulating piece in the exhibit. This continuous, five-minute loop of footage challenges the viewer to rethink their relationship between a person and a record player. Kimura wanted to find new ways to play the record, a sort of instrumental and musical bricolage. The experimentation by Kimura allows for the proper appropriation of the record player as a piece of artwork. Kimura experimented with different types of methods of playing the records, sometimes even using his own body as the medium. Each new way was completely unique and may even be seen as a bit crazy. While the piece is not like the other pieces in the exhibit, the combination of new media (video) with hands on media (record player) allowed for the viewer of the piece to not only enjoy themselves, but look at art in a completely new way.
A still from Kimura’s “Haunted By You”