// Date: 12.8 2010
// Time: 20:00 (8 p.m.)
la-condition-japonaise e.V. presents "la-condition-japonaise in general"
"la-condition-japonaise in general" is a ongoing series of encounterings with experimental music in berlin. For this evening we have curated a coloful mix with Judith Umana & Tomoko Kawao - Diana Combo - and Shingo Inao.
Eosin aka Diana Combo (laptop + turntables) + Pedro Maia (Visuals)
Judith Umana & Tomoko Kawao (painting performance)
Shingo Inao (performance with sensor electronics)
with curational support by Andreas Müller-Pohle (European Photography)
Judith Umaña Ayala
Judith Umaña Ayala from El Salvador, grew up during the twelve year Civil War in her country. She was always interested in the arts and social commentary. At the age of 18 she moved to the United States of America to pursue her University studies in Illustration. She graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and experimental Photography. In 2007 she moved to Japan to pursue her Master’s degree in Mixed media Arts. There, she experimented with many modern and traditional techniques, mixing them on both paper and textiles. This lead to different types of collaboration projects that allowed her to experiment not only with her own techniques but the ones from other artists from different backgrounds.
Kyoto based artist Tomoko Kawao, born and raised in Hyogo, Japan, began learning calligraphy at the age of 6 and won awards for her art at calligraphic art competitions in China and in Japan. After taking part in numerous exhibitions and live performances she dedicated herself to expressing her original vision of diversity in her calligraphic art. In recent years, taking full advantage of making her original Sumi (black ink), she has since discovered and presented her unique and increasingly abstract style through exhibitions both domestic and international.
Born 1983 in Aveiro, Portugal. From the scientific field to Sound and Image studies in the university came an experimental approach to the sound production and performance, based on curiosity and influence by theory, musicians and sound artists around as artists from other practices and the world itself with its audio content available on daily life experience: "After finishing my studies i moved to Barcelona where i participated in some workshops related to sound, from electronic music composition/production and dj to free improvisation, field recording and electronic circuitry. There i started to work on a project to present in Istanbul, using deformed vinyl records, already deformed or deforming them myself, combining the errors printed on the surface with the existent musical content. I played in Cologne, Moërs and Barcelona. During the performances, the improvisation part comes from mixing records real time while playing pre-recorded and edited sounds from software to which i apply some changes during the act.
I´m now based in Berlin, where i work as an assistant to an electronic musician."
Since 2004, Pedro Maia, with his project p.ma, has been developing live cinema concept , manipulating images in real time and interacting with sound. This project already collaborated with several musicians such as Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Thomas Brinkmann, Phoebus, Coclea, Evols, Labrador, among others, and performed in venues like Sónar Festival, Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, Contemporary Cultural Center of Valencia, Film and Music Festivals, among others.
Japanese artist Shingo Inao performs live with a sonification of body movement using sensor-driven techniques using self-made instruments with tilt and distance sensors. He studied sound art and computer music with Prof. Susumu Shono, Prof. Takayuki Rai and Takayuki Hayashi in the Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo. He studied media art in the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) and currently does an MA course in media design at the Bauhaus University, Weimar. His installations and objects have been shown in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, America and Japan. He has performed for Elektro-Mechanica (St.Peterburg), club transmediale (Berlin) and Leipjazzig Festival (Leipzig). He won the DAAD-Prize in 2008 and in 2009 he was selected as a finalist (New Media) for the Prix Phonurgia Nova in France.
> presented and organized by la-condition-japonaise e.V.