The Beat Of the City That Freezed |Animated Film | Still-images | 08:43 min | 2010

Location: Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya, Japan – CHOJA-MACHI SITE

Time: August 21 at 11:00am – October 31 at 7:00pm

At Aichi, Joo has created a stop-motion animation in a room at the Senni Kaikan building where the characters in the animation will interact with existing objects in the room. The narrative is a reflection upon the history of the Choja-machi area that was prominent for its textile wholesale industry. The area’s previous identity has diminished with changes in the cityscape. Joo has intended to present and preserve the past, with a resulting animation showing sculptural pieces that are made with photographs of street objects printed on fabric and a water monster inspired by the Kappa from Japanese mythology. Towards the end of the animation, everything seems to be eternally preserved in ice, ironically, by one of the symbols of modernity that is the air-conditioner.