Saturday, 18 August 17:00 Takahiro Kawaguchi | Multimedia
In 2000, Takahiro Kawaguchi started thinking about field recordings. His interest lies not in the kind of field recordings that focus on sound tones obtained in the field, but on the configuration of sound in a specific space. He creates recorded works using sound-making objects, presents installations, and is active in the field of improvised music.
For live performances, he uses instruments and implements for playing and composing, which he makes by everyday materials. He plays solo performance, installations, and the member of The Great Triangle with Makoto Oshiro and Satoshi Yashiro.
STATEMENT: Composing the Whole of Space.
The objects used in Kawaguchi’s performances and installations apparently seems strange, but most of them are the ensemble of phenomena which surface by liberating the daily goods from their uses or definition. Kawaguchi uses things anyone can get; converted everyday materials, and so on, but the effects are far more extended from their original potential ones. Works made of them are shown with it’s most suitable formats; performances, installations, and CDs. All of them are site-specific, and makes the audience realize the time strongly. He focuses not only playing sound, but on composing the whole space by arranging sound and light.
Selected Live Performance and Exhibitions:
2017 “TSONAMI Arte Sonoro” Performance and Installation as The Great Triangle at Valparaíso, CHILE
2017 “Dotolimpic” Festival at Seoul Art Space Mullae Seoul KOREA
2017 “Counterflows” Festival at The Laurieston Arches and Grad Cafe Glasgow Scotland, UK
2016 “Multipletap” Performance as The Great Triangle at Multipletap USA Tour, Philadelphia – Baltimore – Richmond
2016 Performance at Issue Project Room, New York USA
2015 “Ftarri Festival” Performance at SuperDeluxe Tokyo JAPAN
2015 “Multipletap” Performance at Multipletap tour in Beijing CHINA
2015 “Multipletap” Performance at Multipletap MEXICO Tour, Queretaro – Melida
2015 “Multipletap” Performance at Multipletap Europe Tour, Brussels – Copenhagen – Paris
2014 “Festival BO:M” Performance as The Great Triangle at Seoul Art Space Mullae Seoul KOREA
2014 Europe Tour, Milano – Paris
2014 “Multiple Tap” Festival at Cafe OTO London UK
2013 “Dotolimpic” Festival at Seoul Art Space Mullae Seoul KOREA
2011 US tour, Brooklyn – Chicago – Normal Illinois
2010 “FTARRI DOUBTMUSIC FESTIVAL” performance at SuperDeluxe Toyko JAPAN
2010 “ME’DI.ATE Announces Soundwave Festival ((4)) GREEN SOUND” performance at Battery Townsley Marin Headlands San Francisco USA
2010 “The Great Triangle” Installations as The Great Triangle at Baikado Osaka JAPAN
2009 Lecture and live performance at Kay Won School of Art & Design. Kaywondaehangno(Naeson-dong) KOREA
2008 “Ftarri Festival” performance at SuperDeluxe Toyko JAPAN
2007 “next morment dance film showcase” performance at UPLINK FACTORY Toyko JAPAN
2006 “THREE” Video presentation at monaco dance forum MONACO
2006 “THREE” performance on Japan Media Arts Festival at BankArt 1929 Yokohama JAPAN
2006 “Listening to this space” Residences at Slade Research Centre London UK
2005 “View Masters” performance at Arts Aporia Osaka JAPAN