Subtractive Creation/Visible Sound

A Multimedia Installation by composer and visual artist Atsushi Nishijima
December 8th – 29, 2001

Opening reception December 7th 6:00-8:00 pm
Live performance: December15th at 8:00 pm / $10

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“Sound does not exist without space and space is always filled with sound. Space represents sound as something visible, sound represents space as something audible. Our daily life is made of inevitable factors such as time and space. As for myself, that is a place where contemporary music exists.” Atsushi Nishijima Location One is happy to announce two upcoming events by artist-in-residence Atsushi Nishijima: a multi-media installation opening on December 7th and a sound performance on December 15th. We are most grateful to the Asian Cultural Council for sponsoring his residency. Nishijima received his Bachelor’s degree in Musical Technology from the Osaka University of Art in 1989 and his Master’s degree in Media Art in 2001 from the International Academy of Media Arts and Science in Gifu. Trained in experimental and contemporary music, Nishijima creates sculptures and installations that emphasize the idea that sound, and thereby music, is inherent in all objects and environments. A particularly important resource for the artist is the city as a gigantic synthesizer from which everyday sounds are selected and transformed into a unique “sound” due to “space”.

Nishijima’s work has been exhibited and performed throughout Japan (solo exhibitions: Osaka Contemporary Art Center and Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Hyogo 1992; Dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto, 1998), as well as Singapore, Paris and New York (“Citycircus”, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994, an exhibition curated by Laura Trippi).

View a video interview of Atsushi Nishijima by Yuzo Sakuramoto

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Atsushi Nishijima was an artist-in-residence at Location One in 2001.
His residency was made possible by the the Asian Cultural Council.