Moderator: HATANAKA Minoru (ICC)
Open Salon Events by exhibiting artists of “Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future”
Gallery Talk MIHARA Soichiro
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00pm–
Venue: ICC Lounge East (“bell” exhibition room)
* Depending on the situation, there is a possibility to limit the number of people.
Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Born in 1980, Tokyo and currently works in Kyoto, Japan.
Aiming to make art that openly engages with the world, MIHARA creates systems that employ a wide range of materials, media, and technologies, such as acoustics, bubbles, radiation, rainbow, microbes and moss in order to continually questions the here and now. Since 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the East coast of Japan, he has been working on ‘blanks project,’ which explores the boundaries of the systems that drive modern society. In other projects he has collaborated with the specialists from different backgrounds such as musicians, artists, electronic instrument engineers and researchers specializing in a haptic study.
MIHARA has exhibited and awarded internationally, as his solo exhibition “The World Filled with Blanks” was held at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien in Berlin in 2013, and Kyoto Art Center in 2016. Group exhibitions include “Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future” (ICC, 2017), “Elements of Art and Science” (Ars Electronica Center, Linz, 2015–16), “Sound Art—Sound as a Medium of Art” (ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012–13), residency at SymbioticA (Perth, Australia), Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), DEPO2015 (Pizen, Czech Republic), Kuandu Museum (Taipei, Taiwan) and DoAFront (Yamaguchi, Japan), awarded from Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Japan Media Arts Festival and more.
Photo: YAMAGUCHI Mayuko