Curated by Aki Onda
ISSUE Project Room will present two evenings of pioneering Japanese artists renowned for their unique, interdisciplinary approaches to sound-based practices: Akio Suzuki, Gozo Yoshimasu, and Otomo Yoshihide. The performances will span a wide array of artistic disciplines including literature, sound art, conceptual performance, and improvisation — all converging around a theme of highly personalized, experimental approaches to sound perception, production, and presentation. While Gozo Yoshimasu and Akio Suzuki, seminal figures in the fields of Japanese literature and sound art, respectively, have garnered acclaim throughout Japan and Europe, though their work is largely unknown in North America. “Voices and Echoes” presented by ISSUE Project Room in collaboration with curator Aki Onda will include a North American tour and an evening of Gozo Yoshimasu’s films at Anthology Film Archives and a solo exhibition of Akio Suzuki’s work at Audio Visual Arts (AVA). More information and full tour dates found HERE.
Voices and Echoes is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program, the Asian Cultural Council, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.