Meiro Koizumi: Battlelands at PAMM

Fri Mar 23, 2018 - Sun Aug 19, 2018

Meiro Koizumi, Battlelands, 2018. Digital color video, with sound. Image courtesy the artist.

Pérez Art Museum Miami presents a newly-commissioned video work by Meiro Koizumi (b. 1976, Gunma, Japan; lives in Tokyo). Working primarily in video and performance, Koizumi’s works investigate the boundaries between the private and the public, between authentic and staged emotions. They often present everyday situations transformed into sites of tension, involving conflicts between duty and desire. In this new work, Koizumi is working for the first time with non-Japanese subjects, engaging United States veterans from the Iraq and Afganistan wars. Five veterans recount traumatic experiences during these past military conflicts, while wearing body-cams that record images of their current domestic spaces and everyday landscapes in the US. The video poetically articulates how these difficult memories of war continually mix with daily life for these individuals, creating emotional, psychological battlelands.

Meiro Koizumi: Battlelands is organized by PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander.

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