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Atsuhiro Ito

Michael’s presentation about Carsten Nicolai (a.k.a. Alva Noto) reminded me of another artist, who has collaborated with Nicolai in the past: Atsuhiro Ito. He’s a Japanese visual artist, based in Tokyo, who moved into music/noise and live performance using the tools of his visual art practice—fluorescent lights. In this way, Ito is very much of the same lineage of transmedia artists as Laurie Anderson: by its very form and presentation, their work refuses any clean definition or taxonomy.

Here’s a great interview with Ito, wherein he explains his process, and here’s a great example of him at work on stage.

Thu, November 9 2017 » Future Cinema