The second eight hour segment of 16 HOUR MUSEUM happened at SuperDeluxe in Nishi Azabu on Sunday March 25th from 1pm - 9pm. One week on from the 17th section in Daikanyama, the programs of the 25th segment was framed by the more club-like space of Deluxe and by the production of a 100 page Journal which we edited and published in an edition of 500. The Journal, titled 'MUSEUM IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT', is largely bilingual and includes texts, reviews, summaries, artists works and lists by many of the participating lecturers, artists and curators (see below). It was the first time for AIT to self-publish such a magazine and, as chief editor, it was something well worth doing. Our hope is that it contributes to a broader discussion in Japan now about the state and future of public museums and about other possibilities.
The highlight of the day was a performance by Tadasu Takamine, who re-made an action he first did in Canada soem ten years ago. Tadasu (below) was editing the video until thirty minutes before the performance, which somehow went off without any major glitches. The action consists of Tadasu inside a large cardboard box which he rolls over from the inside. This is co-ordinated with changing scenes on large video screens projected behind the box area. The work used segments from various interviews the artist made with curators and artists concerning recent changes in museum laws, and the effects of this. There were so many people in Deluxe by the time of the performance that we had to restrict entry.