Fujimoto Yukio


Fujimoto Yukio, Chamber Music Nagoya, 2022

EXHIBITION [Shikemichi]

Chamber Music Nagoya, 2022

Ito Historic Residence


Artist Statement

Rather than a collection of enclosed rooms, the areas of a traditional Japanese house are created using screens and partitions, thus integrating the individual and overall spaces. In a partitioned architectural space, we can experience each “individual” space visually, but we cannot see the “whole” space. On the other hand, we can experience both the “individual” and “whole” spaces simultaneously with our hearing. In spaces where air flows, sound inevitably flows as well. In houses where people live, different objects exist quietly in various places. Just as we “create” constellations by connecting stars that are arranged randomly in the night sky, we experience each piece of music by unconsciously connecting various things in the room.


Fujimoto Yukio

Born in Aichi, Japan. Graduated from the music department of Osaka University of Arts in 1975. Has used electronics in performances and installations since the 1970s, and made sound objects since the mid-80s. Fujimoto’s output includes works that give tangible form to sound, and unconventional technology art that utilizes spaces. Taking “here & there,” “separation & conjunction,” “revolution & gravity” and “silent & listen” as his key words, Fujimoto turns his attention to mundane everyday things, expressing the mystery of “sound” as an entity via the experience of listening, in a practice that opens up new kinds of understanding. Exhibitor at the 49th and 52nd Venice Biennales in 2001 and 2007.

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