"A city, like a woman in a dress, can be a mysterious object of desire."
"In Electric Dress, Tanaka seemed to fuse technology and the flesh. During the original performance, in fact, some people became concerned that she would electrocute herself; and in Japan, the light of Hiroshima, which X-rayed the body, quickly came to mind. But Tanaka’s fusion went well beyond academic commentary on technology and women’s issues. She became, in her dress, a kind of twinkling building on the horizon and, by extension, a symbol of the modern Asian city. She anticipated the delirium of light that is Tokyo. A city, like a woman in a dress, can be a mysterious object of desire. Tanaka’s light conceals as it reveals."
taken from ny mag here..
"Atsuko Tanaka is one of Japan's most renowned avant-garde artists. She was a member of the Japanese Gutai group (gutai: concrete) which was founded by Jiro Yoshihara in 1954 and existed until 1972. The Gutai group brought together different artists who had experienced World War 2 and all its destruction, the historical background against which Gutai developed its avant-garde stance
taken from here..