10.9.13 Homing Pigeon「伝書鳩」 Edition 2 : Tokyo @ Roppongi 605

Gallery Lara Tokyo + Cafemode present
ARTISTS RECEPTION OCTOBER 19, 2013 6-9PM

[OCTOBER 9 – OCTOBER 19, 2013]

HOMING PIGEON 「伝書鳩」Edition 2 : Tokyo
7-5-11-#605 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
東京都港区六本木7-5-11,カサグランデミワ605  |  03-3403-8670

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Gallery Lara Tokyo + Cafemode present

HOMING PIGEON「伝書鳩」
Edition 2 : Tokyo 

group photo exhibit

curated by Kio Griffith

ARTISTS RECEPTION:
OCTOBER 19, 2013 from 6 to 9pm

EXHIBIT RUNS: OCTOBER 9 – OCTOBER 19, 2013

FREE ADMISSION

ROPPONGI 605
7-5-11Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0032. Casa Grande Miwa 6th Floor
Wednesday through Saturday noon to 7pm
and by appointment

〒106-0032
東京都港区六本木 7-5-11
カサグランデ・ミワ6階 605
水曜日から土曜日、12:00-19:00

http://gallerylara.com/
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featuring:
Naoko Akiyama | Douglas Alvarez | Michael Arata | Yajuro Bando | Terri Berman | Sean Chao | Sijia Chen | Sally Coates | Ludmil Dimitrov | Veronica Duarte | Mark Dutcher | Shigenori Ebata | Aya Niibo Edamoto | Doug Eisenstark | Gabriel Escalante | Roni Feldman | Jon Flack | Shingo Francis | David French | Rema Ghuloum | Allen D Glass II | Dean Gojobori | Kio Griffith | Doug Harvey | Shisei Hashimura | Jun Hiraoka | Lusine Hovsepian | Bryan Ida | Mari Inukai | Aska Irie | Ichiro Irie | Yoko Irino | Tomoyuki Iwanami | William Kaminski | Virginia Katz | Kohl King | Celia Ko | Minako Kumagai | Gil Kuno | Michelle Lai | Jeremiah La Torre | Leora Lutz | Yumiko Matsui | Douglas McNamee | Jon Measures | Adam D Miller | Shinnosuke Murakami | Masami Murao | Misato Nagare | Eric Nakamura | Clary Newell | Tony Ng | Emily Noguchi | Devon Oder | Shinichi Ono | Kazuyuki Ozonoe | Kosta Potamianos | Max Presneill | Max Razdow | Christy Roberts | Satoshi Saegusa | Chigusa Saga | Samvel Saghatelian | Chiaki Saito | Ray Sato | Rob Sato | Tomoaki Sato | Nicolas Shake | Mika Soma | RIccardo Spinotti | Kenji Tajiri | Mayumi Tanaka | Ken Tatewaki | Ilan Terrell | Devon Tsuno | Mike Vegas | Fujio Yamazaki | Will T. Yang | Michiko Yao | Akihiro Yasugi | Kouichiro Yoshio and more…

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Gallery Lara + Cafemode proudly present “Homing Pigeon – Edition 2 「伝書鳩」Tokyo ” group photo exhibit by local and international artists

Before Internet and email there were homing pigeons. These pigeons carried messages only one way, to their home. By placing their food at one location and their home at another location, pigeons learned to fly back and forth up to twice a day reliably becoming an important means of communication.

The importance of homing pigeons in the centuries before electronic communications, such as the telegraph and telephone, is seldom recognized. Pigeons carried photographic negatives, documents of breaking news and even medication between hospitals countries apart.
As our means of communication developed into the present hyper-network, today’s homing pigeons have retired from messengers and now trained as racing pigeons. It is thought that racing pigeons rely on the Earth’s magnetic field to find their way home. Some evidence has surfaced indicating that mobile phone towers may be interrupting the birds navigation although no published research has investigated this theory.

The theme of this photography exhibit is an observation of the value of messaging; the sending, the expectations and the challenge of not expecting any return.

いまのようにインターネットやemailが発達する以前、伝書鳩(ハト)は重要な通信手段だった。小さく巻いた写真や書類を足に付けた伝書鳩は世界のニュースを伝えていたが、現代ではレース鳩としての役割だけが残った。

レースに参加した鳩の、鳩舎に帰ってくる羽数を帰還率という。その帰還率が全体的に年々悪くなっており、レースによっては全滅するレースも発生しているという。その原因は近年の通信・放送網の拡大で、基地局や携帯の電磁波が多くなり、鳩の方向感覚を狂わせているからだという説もある。

いまは、連絡の手段が豊富で容易なだけに、返信をもらうことが当たり前のような風潮だが、この充実した通信手段が狂ったらどうなるのだろう。
もう少しだけ、送る相手への気持ちを意識する。それだけで、何かが確実に変わる予感がする。
今回の写真展のテーマは「返事が要らないメッセージ」です。

– Kio Griffith

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