Color Combination
3.5 in HIGH x 6.125 in WIDE x 1 in DEEP
(8.89 cm HIGH x 15.56 cm WIDE x 2.54 cm DEEP)
Art Deaccession Fund

plastic case (2)
Kota Ezawa - in ink on surface of DVD
Color Combination Kota Ezawa c 2000 TRT: 2 min 5 sec DVD NTSC 1/10 - printed around center edge of DVD
Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, "Color Value," 2003.International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany, 2000.International Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia, 2000.OMCA, Gallery of California Art, Media Arts Gallery, starting May 1,

Single Channel Video installation. The viewer will see vertical bands of primary colors that appear onscreen and change in rhythm to an audio soundtrack. For instance, when a band of red color appears, someone says "red." Over time, music is added to the audio track and multiple colors appear onscreen. This music is intended to refer to dance music and to evoke the social environment of clubs. (A) DVD (B) Archival copy tal Betacam video tape

Provenance: Artwork came directly from artist and dealer. This work represents an early period in the artist's development. While he is primarily known for creating narrative-based tal recreations of iconic cultural and social history, Color Combination by contrast is abstract and more conceptual. With this work, Ezawa satirizes off of the seriousness of Formalism and adds his own perspective of play and pleasure. Note that one of the voices in the video is the artist's own (Rene de Guzman).

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