Cedric Delsaux: “Dark Lens”

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When: 20/11/15 - 11/02/16: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Where: Diesel Art Gallery, 1-23-16 Shibuya

As we get used to them, the shapes and contours of fictional characters become as fully integrated into our culture as our actual surroundings. Shaking up the boundaries between fiction and reality, French photographer Cedric Delsaux pairs familiar images of modern cityscapes with equally familiar characters and vehicles from the “Star Wars” universe, to create scenes that induce a sort of “double déjà vu.” The postmodern world meets “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.”

Serving as the artist’s first-ever exhibition in Japan, and coinciding with the release of the much-awaited film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Dark Lens” features photographs of surreal scenes such as an AT-AT Walker wandering through a thick fog by interstate overpasses, the Millennium Falcon parked amidst a Dubai construction site and two Speeder Bikes zooming under power lines. The fourteen pieces that make up the exhibit have received high praise from George Lucas himself and were released as part of a book, also titled “Dark Lens,” back in November.

—Luca Eandi

Cedric Delsaux: “Dark Lens”

More information: www.diesel.co.jp/art/en/cedric_delsaux

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