07.04.11 by Jeff

Koki Tanaka

Yesterday I asked our readers (on Facebook) about a video that I’d seen of someone doing a whole bunch of mundane things like putting a glove onto a street post and throwing a mattress down some stairs. It was a long shot but I was hoping someone would know what I was talking about despite my vague description. Incredibly, it took less than 3 minutes to track down the video (thanks to Fredrik Berglund). So here is that video as well as a few other brilliant works by artist Koki Tanaka.

video artist koki tanaka

View the videos below!

“everything is everything” (2007)

“how to close car doors” (2007)

“how to draw a line on the road” (2007)

“take some plastic cups” (2006)

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.lanchini.tumblr.com farley vaughan

    the how to draw a line one is funny!

  • http://www.joelbenjamin.co.uk joel benjamin

    These are brilliant. I’m not sure whether they are playful or frustated, but i like them a lot.

  • http://www.behance.net/CodyAchter Cody Achter

    none of these make sence in any way

  • http://www.kfmgallery.com Kristin Forbes-Mullane

    wow… amazing that you found it so fast.

  • Lea

    I want some magic plastic cups too …. weapons in a war against boredom :)

  • http://sharkvsbear.com kavin

    thanks for posting this. I totally forgotten about this video.

    my favourite is when he had a loafa in his hand, and squeezes it really hard. as if he is angry.

  • http://everydayiveknownyou.com mp

    This guy is my new favourite performance artist.

  • http://camp-discovery.blogspot.com defuca

    There is a lot of humor in these. I really like it.

  • http://www.thordiz.com Thordis

    So simple, so nice!

  • Bart

    I love this guy! Jeff you are a treasure hunter.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      this guy is the best!

  • Benbenbenbenbenbenben

    I thought the toilet paper with the fan was beautiful.

  • http://www.dessign.net Dessign

    This is incredible so cool, love it

  • Droolin

    lolwut? i don’t even…

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/timodrey/ T2

    It’s amazing!

  • hunk o cheese

    Oh man! I love this stuff! Reminds me a bit of Roman Signer.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      ill look him up

  • http://benjamininnit.tumblr.com Ben Hattingh

    If you like this you’d like the work of Roman Signer.

  • http://pi-an.blogspot.com Pia P

    Amasing, he’s incredible.

  • NCIK

    the everything is everything video would be so cool played in reverse. :0

  • Cichapatka

    yeah, i love it.

  • Cichapatka

    yeah, i love it.

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