Aki Sasamoto

笹本晃

ニューヨークをベースに活動する日本人アーティスト。パフォーマンス、彫刻、ダンスなど、自らの芸術的な目的を追求する上でもっとも有効な手段を柔軟に採用し、作品として表現する。また様々なジャンルのアーティストたちとのコラボ―レーションも多く行う。堂島リバービエンナーレでは、内部に鍵が閉じ込められた氷の塊を多数吊るし、そこから溶け出した水が下に置かれた⾦属のボールにあたって音をアンプで増幅する作品を展示する。

 

Aki Sasamoto is a New York-based, Japanese artist, who works in performance, sculpture, dance, and whatever more medium that takes to get her ideas across. Her works have been shown both in performing art and visual art venues in New York and abroad. Besides her own works, she has collaborated with artists in visual arts, music, and dance, and she plays multiple roles of dancer, sculptor, or director.  Sasamoto co-founded Culture Push, a non-profit arts organization, in which diverse professionals meet through artist-led projects and cross-disciplinary symposia.  Sasamoto’s performance works revolve around everyday gestures on nothing and everything.  Her installations are careful arrangements of sculpturally altered found objects, and the decisive gestures in her improvisations create feedback, responding to sound, objects, and moving bodies.  The constructed stories seem personal at first, yet oddly open to variant degrees of access, relation, and reflection.

 

トーキング・イン・サークルズ・トーキング
Talking in Circles in Talking
2015
Mixed media
Courtesy: Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
Photo by Keizo Kioku