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apanese-born artist Hiraki Sawa's 2003 video installation Migration is set in Lilliputian scale, and is simply delightful. Seven minutes of itty bitty people, horses, elephants, and camels cross the oversize terrain of Sawa's London apartment while airplanes roam through the air. The movement of the animals, specifically the horses and humans, is borrowed from Eadweard Muybridge's intense film studies of kinesiology in the late 19th century. The resulting mixture of observation and absurdity, with digital video melded with early black and white photographic techniques, creates a wonderful mood that is perfect for video; perhaps a literal interpretation of being a fly on a wall. Migration plays on a loop in gallery 301 at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or www.slam.org) through Sunday, September 8, as part of the museum's ongoing New Media series. Admission is free, and the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 3. Continues through Sept. 8, 2013

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