EXHIBITION
CONCEPT
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BIOGRAPHY
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VIEW WORKS
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INFORMATION
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INSTALLATION IMAGES

PROBARIOUS

PMKFA / assistant

DEC 8, 2007 – FEB 3, 2008

CONCEPT

The exhibition "Probarious" consists of three-dimensional objects by PMKFA and visual commentary by Assistant. PMKFA, who is usually seen with his two dimensional work has now taken the step into the third dimension in "Probarious". Making a journey from 2D to 3D and back to 2D, PMKFA builds a galaxy that springs out by made up myths.

Megumi Matsubara from multidisciplinary architecture firm, Assistant, supplies visual commentary to solidify the myths and legends like Homer did once upon a time with “The Odyssey” adding another dimension to the project.

Excerpts from first and second lost chapters of the “Probarious” scripts of the second age. "This twilight zone is where probable futures end and start side by side. In the center of this symmetric star-spangled mirror-image the impossible is reflected as possible. In this world, sound tastes good and the steps of the giant purple-teethed guardian make time liquefy before it vaporizes.

It's here intelligence as we knew it started and ended, ignited as an experiment and taken out before it turned the sweetness into madness a few years ago. After all it was just another remi that passed unnoticed in the endless chess-tournament played everywhere and nowhere at the same time. The creatures were wiped out, as the horse did its most obvious mistake and moved to D-6 instead of C-7. The consequences were fatal but then again what was blown out was about to fade to black anyway.

When the scripts of the "Probarious" 4th chapter were finally decoded a new vision expanded what is actually meant to see. The well-gridded society was put to its test. The perception that strength equaled muscle-power disappeared as soon as this new vision was injected in the mental veins. Since then it was seen as the real physical entity worth even notifying during the eventless few minutes of awareness. The few minutes included such trivia as repelling gravity just for the sheer joy of it, letting stone be lighter than air and breaking invisible borders."

BIOGRAPHY

  • PMKFA

    www.pmkfa.com

    Born 1979, Sweden.
    Micke Thorsby aka PMKFA now resides in Tokyo after spending the first half of this decade in Copenhagen and London.PMKFA creates graphic artwork and design for music, packaging, garments, magazines and books for clients such as Universal music, Uniqlo, Atlantic records, WoodWood, Sixpack France, Beams T, Nudie Jeans, WESC, Beams T, Knee High Media, Ubiquity records, Arkitip, Lo-Fi-Fnk and Kocky.
    Once heavily focused on music graphics, PMKFA's last two years can be seen as the expanded adventure into new fields. Since 2006, he has become an art-director of the Swedish furniture newcomer “Vujj?”, participating in creating two critically acclaimed exhibitions in London and Milan. He is also known as the co-founder/designer of the clothing label “It's Our Thing” that has created a stir in the graphic garments business since its launch in 2006. "Probarious" is the third exhibition with PMKFA of 2007, following "Green Winter" in Tokyo in January and "A Bag of Grease" in Barcelona in June.

  • assistant

    www.withassistant.net

    Assistant established by Megumi Matsubara and Hiroi Ariyama originally began as an interdisciplinary design practice in 2002.
    They take an experimental approach to evolve their work and philosophy. Their work spans from space and architectural design, interactive design to art exhibitions. In 2005, they have formalised themselves as assistant Co., Ltd. - international and interdisciplinary design practice. Ever since the start, free and liberated creation has been developed with assistant, through collaboration with various artists and clients around the world. Their recent exhibitions include Design Tide in Tokyo 2007, architecture workshop for children at Mori Art Museum, installation at Tokyo Wonder Site, and Vujj exhibition design in Milan Furniture Fair and London Design Week.

VIEW WORKS

 

Swiiiing", poster for PMKFA's solo-exhibition "A Bag of Grease"
in Barcelona, June 2007.

Kocky - "Kingdom Came" CD © PMKFA

 

Title
Probarious
Artist
PMKFA / assistant
Date
Dec 8, 2007 – Feb 3, 2008
Venue
DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA 2F
Curator
Yosuke Kurita / GRANDBASE Inc.

INSTALLATION IMAGES

Photo : GB & SEBASTIAN MAYER

Photo : GB & SEBASTIAN MAYER

Photo : GB & SEBASTIAN MAYER

Photo : GB & SEBASTIAN MAYER

Photo : GB & SEBASTIAN MAYER

Photo : GB & SEBASTIAN MAYER

Photo : GB & SEBASTIAN MAYER

Photo : GB & SEBASTIAN MAYER

Photo : GB & SEBASTIAN MAYER