Yo No Bi Tour #2 (1) with Oshiro Makoto, Suzueri and Ben Gwilliam at Islington Mill
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Islington Mill, Manchester, Mon 6th – Weds 8th Feb 2017
Performance: Mon 6th Feb, 19:30 – 22:00 supported by Ben Gwilliam and Ryoko Akama
Advance tickets £6/£4 from eventbrite.co.uk- click here.
Installations (free admission): Mon 6th Feb 14:00-18:00
Tues 7th / Weds 8th Feb, 14:00 – 20:00
Full of Noises & AME present a short UK tour showcasing installation works and performances by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, Oshiro Makoto and Suzueri. Starting with two new installations and performances at Islington Mill, Manchester (Tues/Weds 7/8th Feb), the tour continues to Access Space Sheffield (Thurs 9th Feb) and concludes at FUSE, Bradford (Sat 11th Feb).
Venue info: http://islingtonmill.com/
Suzueri (Elico Suzuki) is a Tokyo-based sound artist and improviser. She creates performance and installations with handmade devices, instruments, prepared piano and voice, exploring methods of performing them in the most roundabout ways. Past exhibitions includes Emergencies (NTT ICC, 2008) and Web-based exhibition (Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2008) and she released five albums, including a quartet with Makoto Oshiro,Tetuzi Akiyama and Roger Turner [Live at ftarri] (Ftarri Meenna 2015).
Makoto Oshiro is a Tokyo-based performer and artist. His primary medium is sound, but he also combines other elements including light, electricity and the movement of objects. In live performances, he uses self-made tools and instruments based on electronic devices, everyday materials, and junk. His installation work handles sound as a physical and auditory phenomenon, and focuses on characteristics such as vibration and interference. He released his first solo CD Phenomenal World on Japanese label Hitorri.
Ben Gwilliam is an artist whose work spans sound, film, installation and performance. His practice uses the mechanics of media to reflect upon the contexts for reception. His curiosity about sound and image production shifts perception of time, often looking at the reframing of listening. He has exhibited and performed internationally in spaces including La casa Encendida Madrid, The Cornerhouse Manchester, Artists Unlimited Bielefeld, Modern Art Oxford, and FACT Liverpool.Gwilliam has published material via many labels and imprints, his work is also held in international collections. His music draws upon plastic materials, from open reel tape, light bulbs toice. Gwilliam is currently studying for a PhD in SARU at Oxford Brookes.
Ryoko Akama sound artist/composer/performer. I approach situations that magnify temporal/spatial experience with silence, time and space. I work with electronics and daily objects such as balloons and bottles, creating small occurrences and ‘almost nothing’ aesthetics. I compose text scores and perform a diversity of alternative scores in collaboration with international artists. I run melange edition label and co-edit reductive journal (mumei publishing). My works and projects have been funded by Arts Council England, Japan Society, Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa-Anglo Foundation, the University of Huddersfield, Kirklees Council, Pro Helvetia and so on. www.ryokoakama.com
Yo No Bi #2 is a Full of Noises & AME project curated by Ryoko Akama with support from Arts Council England, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, the Japan Society and the Japan Foundation.