Compared with simple media like paintings and sculptures, installations are hard to store and recreate, so how should artists and public institutions preserve them? Contemporary issues of this nature, involving the recording, storage and recreation of works, have begun to arise on the front line of contemporary art, in which increasingly diverse forms of expression are becoming commonplace.
By re-exhibiting I/O: Chamber of a Musical Composer, a masterpiece exhibited at the Yokohama Triennale 2014 (Yokohama Museum of Art) by Yuko Mohri, who creates moving installations of mechanical items, this project uses documentary footage, interviews with the artist, text, and drawings to record and produce the key points of the complex process of setting up and preserving the installation.
In addition, by holding a symposium to which we will invite technical staff and other specialists, as well as experts from adjacent disciplines such as architecture, we hope to provide an opportunity for a multifaceted exploration of methods of recording, storage and recreation.
Yuko Mohri (artist)
Focusing on the theme of “the new relationship between nature and un-nature,” Mohri has produced numerous works that actively incorporate a diverse array of media, including the latest electronic devices, such as sensors and interactive devices, as well as consumables such as incandescent bulbs and toilet paper, and natural phenomena occurring in the exhibition space, such as water, dust, and natural light. In recent years, she has exhibited at such international art exhibitions as the Yokohama Triennale 2014 and the Sapporo International Art Festival, and also undertook collaborations with other genres at Festival/Tokyo 2014, a performing arts festival. She is active both within Japan and overseas.
Her recent major works include I/O: Chamber of a Musical Composer, Urban Mining, and Circus in the Ground.
Documentary in progress executive committee
Asahi Art Square（Sumida City, Tokyo）