TOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL Vol.8 ― TEF Sound Installation Second Term


TOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL Vol.8 ― TEF Sound Installation Second Term




TitleTOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL Vol.8 ― TEF Sound Installation Second Term
Date2013.10.26(Sat) - 2013.11.17(Sun)
Time11:00 - 19:00
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
TWS Hongo / TWS Shibuya
Mari Ohno, TEAM YAMEYO, China Blue, Gustavo Ciríaco

TOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL (TEF) is a sound festival hosting a number of experimental performances and exhibitions in Tokyo, a city where new cultures and are always generated and various cultures intercross.
TEF Sound Installation in TWS Hongo introduces a series of sound installation exhibitions by artists whose approaches to the sound are different from one another. It consists of nine exhibitions, three projects at a time. In addition, there is a three-day exhibition, Gustavo Ciríaco's "A room of wonder | Tokyo", held at TWS Shibuya.

*Review by jury members of TEF Open Call Program is here 

TEF Sound Installation First Term
TEF Sound Installation Third Term


Mari Ohno 
"acoustic cluster"

This work is an installation that amplifies, develops, and constructs the sound exposed by cutting off space physically. The acoustic characteristic varies by the physical transformation of space and the "howling" sound generated in the space also varies depending on the acoustic characteristic. The concept is based on that "space" is sound materials and "transformation of space" is musical playing and this work tries to give the visitors a specific listening experience with the musical structure.

11.16 (Sat) 15:00-   Presentation talk

Born in 1984 in Tokyo. Ohno is a MA student at Tokyo University of the Arts. She has been active primarily in the field of sound, such as sound art and electroacoustic composition. She presented her works at various occasions across a range of countries, including Musicacoustica-Beijing, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, NYCEMF, FILE. She has been selected as the finalist of CCMC2012, the grand prix of Tokyo Sonic Art Award, International Composition Competition Adelaide 2012, and so on.
"Zatsuon yameyo"

Since the dead never speaks, any noise can be regarded as evidence of life. In this sense, noisy societies express rich life forces. This project is aimed to generate a space where "noise" echoes as living sound, and attempts to reverse the notion of noise in a form of visual and audio installation.

10.27 (Sun) 13:00-   Artist Talk

The more matured our social and personal relationships become, the more things we cannot stop doing even though we all know we should quit it. The members of TEAM YAMEYO ("yameyo"="let's stop") realized this mechanism is what mainly causes the erosion of society, and declared "things we want to but cannot abandon" as a central theme of their artistic endeavors. Previous exhibitions include "14th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Prize" (Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawaski, 2011), "6th Emerging Artist Support Program" (Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, 2012).
China Blue
"8Bit Cricket"

The "8Bit Cricket" is an active, interactive and reactive work based on the idea of the emergence of new biological forms created from waste from disasters, manufacturing and obsolescent technology. This exhibition consists of electronic crickets in cages scattered on a synthetic grass carpet. The visitors with flash lights will be able to modulate their song to restore a sense of hope that seems to be lacking in a physically isolating world through their participation.

10.27 (Sun) 14:15-  Presentation Talk

China Blue is an international artist who is fascinated by hidden acoustics and how they reveal the unknown structures of our world. She is a two time NASA/RI Space Grant recipient and was the first person to record the Eiffel Tower and NASA's Vertical Gun. She represented the US at OPEN XI, Venice, Italy. Her work has been reviewed by many magazines including the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and Sculpture. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute a non-profit dedicated to art, science and technology.
Support: The Engine Institute

Held at TWS Shibuya

Gustavo Ciríaco "A room of wonder | Tokyo" 
Period: November 15 (Fri), 16 (Sat), and 17 (Sun)
*According to the content, this program is held at TWS Shibuya for three days only.

A room of wonder takes inspiration in the wonder rooms, the private prototypes of modern museums under Renaissance times, in order to create a museum of experiences, a collection of wonders of a group of artists and its insertion in real time in an exhibition room. A collection of Japanese men and women, their biographies, their days, their belonging to different art histories, imaginaries and generations, working collaboratively across fields for the creation of a room of wonders.

Daiske Kino-Shita, Kae Ishimoto Kento Nito, Koh Sato, Yoi Kawakubo, Megumi Kamimura, Noriyuki Kiguchi, Ryo Fujii, Takumi Kitada

Gustavo Ciríaco is a performing and art maker living between Rio and Lisbon. He starts his career in Political Sciences and then drifts to dance and contextual works. Dance, theater, architecture, art history and public art are present in his pieces where he dialogues with the historical, material and affective context one is immersed in. Ciríaco has shown works in major national and international festivals, galleries and venues in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Middle East. In 2012, he was International Creator in Residency at TWS Ayoama.

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10.26 (Sat) 14:00- *Japanese only
Guest: Minoru Hatanaka (Senior Curator, NTT International Communication Center [ICC])

Participating Creator