Namiko Kunimoto

"Electric Dress and the Circuits of Subjectivity"

Namiko Kunimoto discusses Japanese artist Atsuko Tanaka (1932-2005) and her memorable work, installation, and drawings all titled The Electric Dress. Kunimoto develops her talk around the visual, social and cultural elements that artists like Tanaka dealt, citing urban development in postwar Japan as contributing to ambiguous gender roles and the form and materiality of "the dress."