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Tokyo Ghosts And Taxi Drivers
Tokyo Ghosts And Taxi Drivers
Tokyo Ghosts And Taxi Drivers

Tokyo Ghosts And Taxi Drivers

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A long take of still shot on the street of Tokyo. Edited in slow motion and distorted ambience. The blurry images of passerby become ghost like and the distorted ambience become the sounds of supernaturals. Taxis come and go, one stops down for potential passengers, making the taxi and the driver inside the only things that are in foucs and thus the clearest on the screen.

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Albert Allgaier was born in 1983 in Bregenz (Austria). He is the PhD candidate in Japanese studies at the University of Vienna, co-curator of the Bregenz Biennale, co-founder of the artist collective gruppe uno wien.
For Albert, art is a way to share the individual enthusiam for all the different topics one’s life is concerned with. Travelling to different places, like doing a residency, provides him an opportunity to find new ways of communicating these passions and adapt them to new enviroments – like life itself needs to be adjusted frequently.
In tbilisi he aimed to continue his ongoing project, ” i ♥ thomas hirschhorn”, share his fascination for a really obscure japanese movie, re-learn gymnopedie no2 on the guitar for the millionth time, and go for long walks everyday.
His dream project is to run a doner kebap place in Istanbul.

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