The totally hip multi media DONT MAGAZINE’s recent issue features a sound and image extravaganza called “Tokyo Time Machine.” A in depth look at decay of imagery in metropolitan Tokyo. An interview with Jacob Schere accompanies music and images. Be sure to explore, and click though all the images for a interection of sound and images.For a direct link to the article please click below also browse thought the rest of the magazine by clicking below copyTokyo Time MachineFollowing on from New Yor Inflections, HINDSIGHT, issue 4, we go to Tokyo where Jacob Schere takes us on a journey though time. He writes, “Here in sleek and ultra modern Tokyo lay images left to peel slowly off the wall. These images are of recent ancient history. Flake by flake they peel from their cement base… like an archaeologist dusting off the centuries to discover a city in ruin, I have discovered these paintings on a wall, left to grunt against the elements.” Schere is a New Yorker living in Tokyo. He is from a city that’s built for speed but even he is taken aback by the pace of change in his adoptive home. These images of an arrested civilization located in a kaleidescope of tenses echo our condition. Their elegant erosion, nobility in neglect and haunting sense of devastation recall our wastefulness and our own inevitable decrepitude. A friend writes, “Yes I love them! Their colors as well as their fragility and how in every flake and peel a new history is added. The pollution where seagulls cannot dive and the sublime intimate connection of two people hidden in the mist. Music by Itai.Published in DONT MAGAZINE November 2007.


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