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Fragments

Fragments [Airport version]

Theme : Japanese medieval literature, essay

Motif : Hojoki, Kawai-Jinja -Kyoto-

Creator : Synichi Yamamoto, Mariko Kinoshita, Corey Fuller

Drawing inspiration from Hojoki, Fragments invites viewers to meditate on the ephemerality of the universe through sounds and images that are in perpetual motion.

“Ceaselessly the rivers waters flow, and yet the waters never remain the same. The foam that floats upon stagnant pools, now vanishing, now forming, never remains the same for long. So too it is with people and all that dwell in this world.” Rendering an excerpt from Chomei Kamono’s Hojoki in calligraphic form, Fragments is a contemporary visual and aural recomposition of this historic text. Combining Mariko Kinoshita’s calligraphy and her auspicious use of space, the poetry and stillness inherit in Corey Fuller’s sonic tapestries and Synichi Yamamoto’s visuals, like shifting landscapes observed from a meta-perspective, Fragments is a convergence of each artist’s unique approach and vision.

Synichi Yamamoto
Synichi Yamamoto

Media Artist / Video Artist. Omnibus Japan Creative Director. He has been working on video works using digital equipment since early in Japan and has been working on many cutting-edge works to date. Crosses visual art, experimental visual, media art, club music, electronica, ambient, TV programs, commercials, science visualization, and generative.
https://www.omnibusjp.com/supersymmetry/

Mariko Kinoshita
Mariko Kinoshita

Calligrapher Hyogo Prefectural University Faculty of Environmental Studies Explore the calligraphy of East Asia as traditional culture. Specializes in kanji (separately writing seals, slaves, cursives, lines, and squares), but also works on kanji-kana writings that make use of the sensitivity of women. In charge of titles related to the movie "Ask to Rikyu", NHK "Nippon Premium", "64th Shosoin Exhibition". Open calligraphy includes the Nihon Shoki 1300 Completion ceremony and more.
https://kinoshitamariko.com/blog/

Corey Fuller
Corey Fuller

Sound Artist. Born in the US and raised in rural Japan, Corey Fuller is a musician and multimedia artist currently based in Tokyo. His work is a slow and gradual music composed of infinitesimal details comprised of processed and delicately treated instruments, electronics, field recordings, and other sound sources combined with a distinct melancholy and emotionality. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Fuller finds his collaborations with other artists invaluable. Known for his work as Illuha on 12k, he has collaborated with musicians Ryuichi Sakamoto, Taylor Deupree, and Stephan Mathieu among others. Fuller continues to expand his synergistic and synesthetic intermedia explorations through collaborations with visual artists, choreographers, fashion designers, poets, filmmakers, architects and artists across a myriad of disciplines.
https://www.coreydavidfuller.com/