Azusa Itagaki's INSIDE THE DOLLHOUSE
The Japanese photographer, filmmaker and performance artist Azusa Itagaki presents "Inside the Dollhouse", an artistic research in collaboration with the male collectors of life-like silicone dolls (distinguished from sex dolls). Her project began in winter 2010 in Japan, and since then the artist has travelled to France, England, and the USA to interview these men in their homes. Not only taking a documentary approach to this phenomena, the artist places her own body in the artistic frame, and also engages with the dolls in their owner's homes. Azusa explores the deep relationships fostered between men and these dolls, that reach far beyond sexual fulfillment in an artistic, social and creative context. The exhibition takes the form of photography and video, as well as a performance art piece that took place on June 22nd. View the video here.