AC [Institute] Special Live Performance with SAWAKO - Thursday, June 11, 6-8pm
AC [Institute Direct Chapel] Presents:
Thursday, June 11, 6-8pm
The AC is pleased to present Sawako as part of it’s live performance series. In an intersection and interaction between virtual, luminescent, digital, sonic and organic networks, Sawako performs in situ among Christine Sciulli’s dynamic installation planeSPACE currently occupying the AC [Direct] I gallery space.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
547 West 27th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
About the Artist:
Tokyo/Brooklyn-based Sawako is a sound sculptor, a composer and improviser, a timeline-based artist and a signal alchemist. She is a multi-faceted artist in the urban life environment who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. Once through the processor named Sawako, fragments of everyday life float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture. She is interested in the soundscape, the signalscape and the mediascape of our digital era, while her activities also aim to make bridges between the public and the private, the virtual and the actual world.
She has 4 solo releases from 12k, and/OAR and Anticipate and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians such as Taylor Deupree, Andrew Deutsch, Kenneth Kirschner, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, asuna and Jacob Kirkegaard. Recent performances and events have included a feature as part of the 2009 MATA Festival and with the AC’s 2009 Armory Show special project, as well as those at: Harvestworks, Warm Up @ P.S.1, Tonic, Diapason, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Monkey Town, the Stone, Knitting Factory (all New York City); Glade Festival, Resonance FM, Institute of Contemporary Arts (all London); Loopline, Offsite (both Tokyo); MUTEK Festival (Montreal); Batofar (Paris); Corcoran Gallery (Washington D.C.); Berklee Collage of Music (Boston); UCLA Hammer Museum (Los Angeles); Kunstraum Walcheturm (Zurich); Apple Store Sinsaibashi (Osaka); m12 (Berlin); OFFF Festival (Lisbon); among other venues in the US, Europe and Japan. Sawako obtained a Master's degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She was born in Nagoya, Japan and is trained in both classical piano and Japanese Nohgaku Theatre. More information about Sawako and her work can be found at: www.troncolon.com.
About the AC:
AC’s mission is to advance the understanding of art through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion. We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective.
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New York, NY 10001
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