Grants Awarded2015 | Visual Arts | United States
for a six-month grant to observe contemporary art activities, visit museums and galleries, and meet artists and curators in the U.S.
Japanese sound artist Nao Nishihara has built a site-specific sound installation at IDIO and will open the show with a sound performance on Thursday, Feb 25th at 6PM.
Sound Art Curator-in-Residence Maria Chavez will host a panel discussion with the artist on Sunday, Feb 27th learn more about his process and practice.
Grantee: Nishihara Nao
Nao Nishihara challenges the ears, exploring relation and disrelation between sound and human being. Performance group Tsumugine, founded by Yasuno Miyauchi, combines the audience, space and its acoustic, as becoming a background scenery themselves. Both of them use sound as their medium, sharing the keywords such as human, sound, music, communication and body. While Nishihara deconstructs music relying on ears, Tsumugine attempts to pick up each sound around the world to start constructing something new. Presenting their performances in parallel, audience will witness those kinds of performance/music that are most needed in today.