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featured artist: mamoru okuno

april 17, 2009 / 7:00 PM @ metalab

hosted by monochrom (j grenzfurthner) and coded cultures

etude for everyday objects

a 20-30 minute sound performance; mainly making sound with everyday objects.

>>I use electronic devices like compact loopsamplers, contact speaker with mini amp, light box, volume controllers, etc to "amplify" the idea , but not so much audio level. Most of the sound could be easily reproduced by anyone with simple instruction, so I would like to make people play around the things I bring a kind of workshop. Using food-folio, plastic straw, and joghurt (free!) with simple devices.<<

Mamoru Okuno

Born in Osaka, 1977. Living in Japan. BFA from City University of New York (2001). In 2003, a sound work "procedure 22:05" was commissioned to be a permanent collection of Izumi City, Japan. In 2005, he toured in France doing solo performances, one at the Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini for example. In 2006, the sound installation "in-visible-room" was exhibited at The National Gallery of Armenia as a part of the first Japanese contemporary art show in Yelevan. The performance series "otozure" was taken places in 3 cities in Japan and 2 cities abroad. The "etude" series was lectured, exhibited and performed also in several cities including Osaka, Tokyo, New York, Quebec and few other.