Performing for the Camera: 5 key artists
Curator Simon Baker, selects his top five artists from the forthcoming Performing for the Camera at the Tate Modern.
http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/performing-for-the-camera-5-key-artists

Rumando is in a room, standing staring into a mirror. But this mirror is enchanted. It not only reflects reality, but also retrieves lost memories, indeed memories of Rumando herself. It opens up a path into a strange world. Anxiety and fear, dark desire and pleasure, decadence and madness, and then death and the void are revealed and magnified by this mirror. Rumando lies under a curse of memory and fate, as tendrils of darkness suffocate her body and soul. She disintegrates under the pull of a magnetic field emanating from the alien world in the enchanted mirror.

Text by Toshiki Soma, except from the book's article.

Artist Profile

Tokyo Rumando

Tokyo Rumando was born in 1980 in Tokyo. While working as a model for movies and magazines, she began shooting photographs in 2005. Self-taught, she mainly photographs her self-nude portraits and portraits of Rakugo artists. Her series “Orphee” has been presented in a group exhibition “Performing for the Camera” at Tate Modern (London, 2016). Her solo exhibitions include, ”I’m only happy when I’m naked” Ibasho Gallery (Antwerp, 2018); Taka Ishii Gallery Photography Paris (2016), “Orphée” TokyoLightRoom; Place M; Zen Foto Gallery (Tokyo, 2014), “REST 3000~ STAY 5000~,” Zen Foto Gallery (2012), “Hotel Life,” Place M (Tokyo, 2012). Her photobooks include selfpolaroids (Zen Foto Gallery, 2017), Orphée (Zen
Foto Gallery, 2014) and REST 3000~ STAY 5000~ (Zen Foto Gallery, 2012).

Gallery Exhibitions