Archives 2nd half of 2013
From November 16, 2013 to February 2, 2014, the Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito has invited London based artist Darren Almond to do a large-
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Exhibition 16 November 2013 -
Darren Almond, Less Than Zero, 2013. Video installation. Courtesy of the artist.
Almond is interested in the mutual relationship between the scientific concept of time and its psychological perception. In his works he applies different media in an attempt to represent various scales of time and connect the viewer's perception of real time to the abyss of time.
Travel and discovery are also important for his artistic practice. Visiting ancient relics, post-
Japan plays an important role for Almond's creative work. Since the 1990s he has traveled around Japan and created works inspired by its nature and culture. The CAC is exhibiting three pieces which Almond created based on his experiences in Japan. Sometimes Still (2010) is a six-
Almond tackles the relationship between the ontology of human and industrialization in his past works. The new work Less Than Zero refers to the climate of the Arctic landscape mined by Stalin's Gulag prisoners and it addresses the landscape of the industrial age in a post-
The exhibition Second Thoughts will provide the space for encountering different dimensions of time and space and human agency in natural landscape.