Microsoft, Tokyo 2021
16bit tea ceremony
Artist Sergei Rozhnov explores the duality of Japan and its transformation from its traditional roots to a contemporary perspective. He assembles 16 smaller screens to create one in the dimensions of a computer screen and displays graphics inspired by the style of Japanese pop art. The 7 kimonos -one for each day of the week- each allude to a different concept: Monday for business, Tuesday for commerce, Wednesday for war, Thursday for Art Benzaiten, Friday for fortune, Saturday for Fukurokuju, and finally, Sunday for long life. The ceremonial Kimonos are full of references to its culture, both past and present, combining elements of each time in seamless collages.