Media Art Category Finalist Showcase

Ghost in the Sellotape

Junya Kataoka (Japan)

Shadow of a scotch tape is projected by a magic lantern machine made of a high power LED, a lens and a motor. When the motor winds the scotch tape slowly, the shadow slides accordingly. Bubbles on the adhesive surface of the tape, when projected, appears like the moon surface or a micro world under microscope. In a beating sound, the image appears to be rotating and subtly changing its look.

9 – 29/3 | 12nn – 8pm | Pao Galleries | Free Admission | Exhibition opening and Media Art Category Awards Presentation at 6:30pm on 9/3

Artist’s Statement

I focused on the organic image remaining in the uniform product. Magic Lantern was used as a device to reflect ghosts in the past. By looking at its shadow through the magic lantern machine, you might be able to imagine the ghost that dwells within the universe of substances and phenomenon.