Weird science


Sort of looks like Yoda, doesn’t he?

Even if he doesn’t, it’s no coincidence that Clint Takeda’s “Trance Chimp,” pictured here, has a science-fictiony feel to it. The Philadelphia sculptor’s works draw from images of sensory deprivation, evolution and science from science fiction films and other items of popular culture.

Takeda’s 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 show.


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