Vernissage September 16, 7 PM.
In I/O, Tokyo based artist Yuko Mohri builds an organic ecosystem where gently cascading rolls of paper pick up charcoal powder, dust, and other debris. Their traces are scanned and converted into random input/output electric signals that cause a constellation of objects, such as feather dusters and old musical instruments, to move and produce sound.
The paper rolls become permeated with the unique features of the exhibition space, including the movements of air, humidity, and the undulating surface of the floor. The result is an organic environment where the same sound and movement never occurs twice. The gallery resembles a biosphere ecosystem that interweaves the natural and artificial.
Yuko Mohri often works with instruments in her installations and has collaborated with leading sound artists and composers such as Camille Norment, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Akio Suzuki. In her work, everyday items conduct intangible energies such as magnetism, gravity, temperature and light allowing for chance operations.