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Chiho Aoshima’s City Glow is a meditation on the perils of climate change, with the forces of good and evil vying for control of the land. Using the phantasmagoric imagery and bright colors of Japanese anime, the seven-minute narrative opens in a garden filled with exotic foliage and creatures. Slowly a modern city made up of living skyscrapers grows from this serene and fertile paradise. As night falls, the city becomes a haunted wasteland; ultimately, however, demonic ghosts are banished by winged spirits, and nature flowers once again.
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Chiho Aoshima, Japanese, born 1974
- Five-channel video, edition 4/5
- 7 minutes, 7 seconds
- Credit Line
Gift of Jereann and Holland Chaney in memory of Robert H. Chaney
- Current Location
- Not on view
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- Film & Video
[Blum & Poe, Los Angeles]; The Chaney Family Collection, Houston, 2005–2008; given to MFAH, 2008.