Tokyo Sign War
2 Minute Video
Artist Statement: Junko Hoshizawa Sedlak is an art director, illustrator, multimedia creator, and
video artist. She was born in Japan, but in the 1990s, she lived in the USA,
London, Ho Chi Minh City, and Singapore. In 1990, Marvel Comics published six
books of her graphic poem "Street Poet Ray." More recently, she has worked as
a senior art director at an international ad agency. She has had solo and group
shows in many cities, and she has published numerous articles and books on
design. In 1998, she received an award from the Japanese Ministry of Culture.
In this two-minute motion-graphic video, signs are floating over Tokyo. They
are yelling at each other silently and entering your brain unconsciously. The
ending asks: "How much truth have you found?" Because signs often lie.