Chiho Aoshima: Takaamanohara, The High Plain of Heaven

Feb 3, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018

This exhibition presents two videos by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima – Takaamanohara and City Glow.  Drawing from traditional Japanese Shinto mythology and contemporary Anime films, these immersive, highly detailed video works invite the viewer into another world.

The title of Aoshima’s large-scale video Takaamanohara, The Plain of High Heaven, refers to a place where Shinto deities reside. With a vivid imagination and a saturated color palette, this video retells a creation story about the time when the gods of heaven separated from the gods of the land.