Welcome to Wanko-chan Island

Installation view, Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

Welcome to Wanko-chan Island
Welcome to Wanko-chan Island

Installation's sketch

Welcome to Wanko-chan Island

Video stills

Welcome to Wanko-chan Island

Installation
Spain 2002
Series of 6 color images of digital plotter print on canvas with aluminium structure 150 x 150 cm cada una each, Video (Spain 2002, Mini DV, PAL 5:4, Colour, Stereo; 3'15'')

Welcome to Wanko-chan Island, a proposal for a promotion and sales stand for a supposed trade fair, attempts to propose this imaginary island as a possible tourist destination. Borrowing from the optimistic aesthetic that characterises these types of fairs, Kaoru Katayama presents in two connected spaces, a joint scene consisting of enlarged images of Wanko-chan Island and a promotional video in which real images of pseudo-documental landscapes are alternated with digital illustrations.