Barcelona Blue : Concept Sketch (Navaridas/Yamada)
During the pandemic lockdown, Navaridas and Yamada started the concept sketch of the new work by sending each other work-in-progress materials.
Slow Room (Yamada/Drake)
Slow Room is an audio visual collaboration between composer Reiko Yamada and photographer Carolyn Drake. The experiment began when the artists visited a WWII-era ammunition bunker on Mare Island, a former naval shipyard near Drake’s home in California. Entranced by the echoes that reverberated when she interacted with the concrete interior of the bunker, Yamada recorded a series of sound sequences. Drake returned in the hours before dawn and made still photos in the dark landscape outside the bunker. The resulting piece is a slowly-built conversation recalling the artists’ distinct encounters with a place where pieces of past and present, nature and technology, sound and sight, mix and repeat.
Misbits / Oxford Film Festival, February 7th, 2019
One minute excerpt is found below. The full version is available upon request.
Reflective is a series of site-specific sound art installations in which Yamada explore the aesthetic concept of imperfection through interactivity. Affecting the composition through sensors (kinect, ultrasonic sensors and/or piezo microphones) that measure the movements of the body, each visitor creates a unique version of a multi-channel acousmatic composition. Through this interactive process, Reflective offers an intimate-scale reflection on the relationship between decisions, actions and consequences. Each site-specific work is made unique by the sound source materials and hardwares that best accommodates each venue.
The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, The Met Breuer, New York, NY, March 2016 (Collaborative work with Vijay Iyer)
Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, January 2016 (Collaborative work with Vijay Iyer)
Bozarts Gallery, Water Valley, MS, April 2015
CheLA/conDiT, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2014
Le CouveNt, Auzits, France, July 2014