Sort of looks like Yoda, doesnt he?
Even if he doesnt, its no coincidence that Clint Takedas Trance Chimp, pictured here, has a science-fictiony feel to it. The Philadelphia sculptors works draw from images of sensory deprivation, evolution and science from science fiction films and other items of popular culture.
Takedas sculptures are on display as part of an exhibition at the
Institute of Contemporary Art featuring works by two Japanese-American
artists who look to science fiction for inspiration. The other is video
artist Bruce Yonemoto, whose ICA exhibit is his first one-man American
BRUCE YONEMOTO AND CLINT TAKEDA: Through April 22 at the ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission $3, students over 12/artists/seniors $2, ICA members/children 12 and under/PennCard holders/all visitors before 1 p.m. Sundays free.
Originally published on March 1, 2001