Guest Masamitsu Araki (Artist)
Host Yuya Tsukahara (Kyoto Experiment Co-director /
This is the inaugural installment of our talk series that addresses the question “What is experimental?” from a variety of angles. Kyoto-based artist Masamitsu Araki, who turns sound itself into artwork, and contact Gonzo/Kyoto Experiment co-director Yuya Tsukahara will be live streaming from their smartphones as they go around Kyoto visiting music-related spots, such as their favorite stores and memorable places. The pre-event for Kyoto Experiment 2021 Spring. Watch and wait for the festival to begin!
(Partnership Program with Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art)
2.5 (Fri) 19:00-21:00
Born in Yamagata Prefecture in 1981, Araki Masamitsu graduated from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Kyoto University of Art and Design (today, Kyoto University of the Arts) in 2005. His wide-ranging practice encompasses everything from theater performances to installations. His major performances to date include Going to the Sea with Uncle (Kyoto Art Center Auditorium, 2018) and Room to Amplify (Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Mini Theater, 2018), while his major solo exhibitions include “Acoustic Device—Five movements for the noise” (Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, 2016). As a sound designer, he has collaborated with numerous artists.
Born in Kyoto in 1979. Based in Osaka. Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Letters Department of Aesthetics. After joining NPO DANCEBOX as a volunteer staff member in 2002, he began activities as a member of the performance group contact Gonzo in 2006. Sometimes seen to be like fighting and sometimes like a kind of dance, the group has produced many unique improvisational performance works that appear to ignore existing concepts. Based on these experiences the group also creates various forms of installation works, edits and publishes magazines and operates catering among other activites. Tsukahara has been a Saison Cultural Foundation fellow artist from 2011-2017 and is also currently co-director of Art Area B1, located in the Keihan Naniwabashi Station.