PUBLICATION Artforum (Critic's Picks on Artforum.com)
DATE December 5, 2013
Takeshi Murata: Midnight at Ratio 3
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Excerpt / Takeshi Murata’s latest animation, OM Rider, 2013, is dark, funny, and perhaps one of the most bizarre works by the noted video artist. Inspired by Murata’s longtime interest in campy horror films—think Dawn of the Dead or films by Dario Argento—this eleven minute and thirty second video stars a synthesizer-playing, motor-scooter-riding, pot-smoking werewolf and a smartly dressed, haggard old man.
— “Takeshi Murata: Midnight” Artforum (Critic’s Picks on Artforum.com), December 5, 2013