Araki Masamitsu: Zombies and Me
Venue [ The Triangle ]
Araki Masamitsu constructs highly original sound spaces based on fieldwork and his acoustic experiences. Alongside his own theater pieces and installations, Araki is a member of the documentation group ARCHIVES PAY and the music group NEW MANUKE. “Making sound starts from listening to sound,” he says. In this way, his work has continued to emphasize the creativity of the listening environment, rather than the act of creating sound itself. This exhibition similarly focuses on “making a place for listening,” with Araki harnessing the unique architectural features of the museum to create a space as a device for playing sound. The timbre of the recorded sound, the reverberation that occurs in the gallery when the sound is played, and the acoustic changes caused by the physical movements of the viewers all produce infinite layers of resonance and rebound, from which appears intangible sound.
About “The Triangle”
“The Triangle” is a space that is newly created on the occasion of the renewal opening of the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art. Our aim is for it to become a venue to nurture emerging artists, centered on artists associated with Kyoto, and to provide an opportunity for museum visitors to experience contemporary art. In order to connect the “artist, museum and viewer” in a triangle and deepen their connection, we will use this space to host a series of special exhibitions bearing the name “The Triangle” as we set out to present new artistic creations from Kyoto.
- Dec. 12, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021
- The Triangle
- Closed on
- Mondays, except public holidays.
About the Artist
Born in Yamagata Prefecture in 1981, Araki Masamitsu graduated from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Kyoto University of Art and Design (today, Kyoto University of the Arts) in 2005. His wide-ranging practice encompasses everything from theater pieces to installations. His major performances to date include Going to the Sea with Uncle (Kyoto Art Center Auditorium, 2018) and Room to Amplify (Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Mini Theater, 2018), while his major solo exhibitions include “Acoustic Device—Five movements for the noise” (Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, 2016). As a sound designer, he has collaborated with numerous artists.
Digital catalogue of Araki Masamitsu : Zombies and Me, the third exhibition at The Triangle, is now available on the museum’s website free of charge. The PDF publication contains an essay by the curator in charge of the exhibition and numerous installation views of The Triangle and Northwest Entrance. The museum will continue to publish digital catalogues for the exhibition series to archive activities at The Triangle.
Date of publication: March 2021
Published by: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Price: Free of charge
Edited by: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Special confectionery inspired the exhibition.
Limited-time offer: Dec.12 (Sat) - Dec.20 (Sun), 2020
Confectionery: KANAYA MASAHIRO
Price: ¥450 (incl.tax)