The FOURTH DIMENSION
Through the rituals of daily life and art in Japanese culture, <i>The Fourth Dimension</i> focuses on time as explored and experienced in video imaging. Today, when one goes on a journey, the travel is ritualized through the visual machine. The image, coming alive in time as it frames time, is there where the actual and the virtual meet. In the process of ritualizing Japan's «hundred flowers», it is the encounter between self and other, human and machine, fact and fancy that determines the field of relations in which new interactions between past and present are made possible. Shown in their widespread functions and manifestations, rituals involve not only the regularity in the structure of everyday life, but are also the dynamic agents in the ongoing process of creating a symbolic world of meaning.
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