Yuko Mohri: Voluta

Yuko Mohri Camden Arts Centre

Previous artist-in-residence Yuko Mohri returns to Camden Arts Centre this summer with a new installation developed especially for the gallery. Mohri orchestrates relations between electromagnetic force-fields, patterns of light moving through water and a reconfigured Yamaha reed organ from 1934 as part of a complex audio-spatial composition in which non-human agents and chance factors determine the score.

Music and sound are central to Mohri’s practice, her involvement with the experimental music scene in Japan has included collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Otomo Yoshihide. In this new commission, error, improvisation and feedback figure in an acoustic environment that maps shifting relationships between material things and conceptual propositions. Informed by Japanese concepts such as Suki (the state of openness) as well as the renewal of an animistic worldview in the ideas put forward by speculative realism, Mohri’s installation is attuned to the inherent moods or feelings that architectural spaces are imbued with and reveals the interconnectedness of the built environment with natural processes.

The exhibition will be punctuated with a number of live collaborative performances, between Mohri and the internationally acclaimed composer, pianist and electronic musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, and composer and musician, Akio Suzuki – a pioneer of experimental sound art. These performances are presented in association with 33:33 as part of MODE – a programme of music, visual art, performance and film curated by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Duration 06 July 2018 - 16 September 2018
Times Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am – 6.00pm Wednesdays: 10.00am – 9.00pm
Cost Free
Venue Camden Art Centre
Address Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6DG
Contact 02074725500 / info@camdenartcentre.org / www.camdenartcentre.org/