Installation view, <em>Milky Mountain</em> 2019, Yuichiro Tamura. Photo Sam Hartnett

Installation view, Milky Mountain 2019, Yuichiro Tamura. Photo Sam Hartnett

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The Pantograph Punch

14 Sep 2019

Reflections on Yuichiro Tamura’s Milky Mountain at the Govett-Brewster, by Vanessa Crofskey

The Govett-Brewster building feels very much like it belongs in Yuichiro Tamura’s exhibition. You can fall into the details of double meanings in Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山 until the cows come home – or until the gallery beckons a portal into another dimension (which it does in Tamura’s accompanying comic KAIZO). Being inside it feels like a Murakami novel.

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This piece is presented as part of a partnership with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre.

I catch my reflection in the House of Mirrors-style exterior of the Govett-Brewster and almost don’t recognise myself. I look like a shiny, mirrored stranger assembled from wobbly body-parts.