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Help me find an old post - things falling?
October 16, 2010 4:51 PM   Subscribe

I've been trying for months now to find a metafilter post from a year or two back. It was MLYT, to someone who made short video pieces - as I recall, a lot of them were of carefully assembled stacks of things falling over.

I think the creator was knocking them over, in most cases. And there may have been some that were not falling-related.

I'm sure the videos were mostly filmed outdoors in urban areas, and I have a strong feeling that it was in Asia, maybe Tokyo?

The post may have actually only linked to one video, but the person had made many. I really can't remember anything else about them but would love to find it again, and all manner of keyword searches has failed me.

I also hope that MeTa and not AskMe is the right place for this...otherwise my apologies in advance.
posted by pinespree to MetaFilter-Related at 4:51 PM (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Perhaps it was this Koki Tanaka video?
posted by idiopath at 4:57 PM on October 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yes! Thank you so much!

And to explain (a little) my false memory of many carefully assembled stacks, here is one, from a museum installation: Then, a whole bunch of basins crash down to the floor of the Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
posted by pinespree at 5:12 PM on October 16, 2010


Yeah, his videos really stuck with me since discovering them via that post, I go back and rewatch them every once in a while.
posted by idiopath at 5:16 PM on October 16, 2010


Weird, I just hunted down and rewatched that video yesterday!
posted by danb at 6:08 PM on October 16, 2010


oh man, i saw an entire house that this guy and his friends had destroyed in korea. this was back in 2008 for a city-wide exhibition. i've considered doing an fpp of him ever since...

thank you for showing me why waiting is for the meek.
posted by artof.mulata at 3:24 AM on October 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


God I love Koki Tanaka's stuff. I really hope that a DVD is released soon.
posted by Kattullus at 6:13 PM on October 17, 2010


That was glorious!
posted by not_on_display at 12:13 PM on October 18, 2010


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