Takuji Kogo

Takuji Kogo (b. 1965 in Japan, lives in Fukuoka, Japan). Organizes *Candy Factory Projects, a platform for collaborative art projects since 1998. *Candy Factory Projects is mobile, continuously relocating its office into different institutions, conducting site -specific research, producing exhibitions and publications. *Candy Factory Projects are visual and musical, it often deconstructs the views on specific sites distorted by geopolitical situations by animated video or photo documents, such as street views with multi language signs for refugees or immigrants, or around US bases in different places. It also focuses on fragments of information, from re-advertising, personal ads to propaganda, transcript of historical performance art, transforming those found text materials into original music video sung by synthetic voices.