Published by Inventory Press/Kayne Griffin. Introduction and interview by Mika Yoshitake. Text by T’ai Smith.
The sculptures, paintings, videos and installations of New York–based artist Mika Tajima (born 1975) explore the embodied experience of ortho-architectonic control and computational life. From architectural systems to ergonomic design to psychographic data, Tajima's works operate in the space between the immaterial and the tangible to create heightened encounters that target the senses and emotions of the viewer. This catalog includes full-color reproductions of Tajima’s work at the 2019 Okayama Art Summit; her early performances with Charles Atlas, Judith Butler and New Humans; and exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, among other international venues. Also included are texts and an interview with the artist.