ARTISTS

mamoru

mamoru’s recent work a long listening journey of a Possible thiStory especially of Japanese & Dutch & something more elicits multiple histories through lecture performance, video, text, and sound to propose an imagined history of a Japan imagined by the Dutch in the 17th century and current Japan. Other notable works include THE WAY I HEAR, whereins he transcribed soundscapes of the future and imaginary by researching materials, interviews, and field recording, and etude for everyday life which featured subtle sounds emerging from things and movements in everyday life. mamoru presents alternative world views that may arise from “listening”.

Born 1977, Osaka. mamoru holds a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Music (jazz piano) at The City University, New York (2001), and a master’s degree from the Master Artistic Research program at The Royal Academy of Arts and The Royal Conservatory, The Hague (2016). He was a trainee under the Overseas Study Program for Upcoming Artists of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2015. His recent exhibitions include 10th Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions – Mapping the Invisible (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, 2018), Time of Others (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2015, and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2016), Sensorium, Media/Art Kitchen (Ayala Museum, Manila, 2013), OVER THE RAINBOW (Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, 2013), and Re-Modernologio (Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, 2011).

WORKS

EXHIBITIONS

NEWS

CV

  • mamoru
  • 1977

    Born in Osaka, Japan

  • 2001

    BFA Music performance (jazz piano), The City College of The City University of New York

  • 2016

    Master Artistic Research, The Royal Academy of Art and The Royal Conservatory The Hague, Netherlands

  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2017

    散華 上段- Upper Sange 2017, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2016

    a long listening journey of a Possible thiStory especially of Japanese & Dutch & something more, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery Viewing Space, Tokyo

  • 2015

    THE WAY I HEAR / Several Scores for Imagination, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo (lecture performance)

  • 2014

    wind study and the lecture performance + a show of its score, Former Yokota hospital, Tottori (lecture performance, exhibition)

  • 2013

    Open Studio Program 57: THE WAY I HEAR, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo (installation, performance)

  • 2012

    etude for everyday life, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong

  • 2011

    etude no.39 instant noodle, YUKA CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo

  • 2010

    etude for orange –soda, YUKA CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo

  • 2009

    etude no.12 variations, Museum Quartier, Vienna

  • 2008

    etude, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec

  • 2007

    otozure, BankART NYK Hall, Yokohama (sound performance)

  • 2006

    something remain, National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan (sound performance)

  • 2005

    sound performance, Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vallemcienne

  • 2004

    more silent, Belgium Flanders Center, Osaka (sound performance)

  • 2003

    echo – meaning – self, O-gallery Tops, Tokyo

  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Letter. Callus. Post-War., Galeri Lorong, Yogyakarta and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei
    Parallax Trading das weisse haus, Vienna
    Voice and Sound Waves: The Japanese Scene, LE26BY, Brussels
    MOT Collection Part 3, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

  • 2018

    Future Historical Site ART/EXPLORING/HISTORY, National Museum of Prehistory, Taiwan
    Yebisu International Festival for Art ; Alternative Visions 2018 Mapping the Invisible, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
    20th DOMANI: “The Art of Tomorrow”, The National Art Center, Tokyo

  • 2017

    Reperformed Stereotypes, iCAN, Indonesia
    Seeds of Memory: Japanese Artists in Yogyakarta, Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogtakarta
    BEHIND THE TERRAIN, Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi

  • 2016

    BEHIND THE TERRAIN, Studio Kalahan, Yogyakarta
    Time of others, Queensland Art Gellery | Galley of Modern Art, Brisbane

  • 2015

    Shinainaru Terada Sensei, Kochi Literary Museum, Kochi
    Time of others, The national Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka (lecture performance)
    Time of others, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

  • 2014

    Tokyo Story 2014, Tokyo Wander Site Shibuya, Tokyo
    Yuichi Saito / mamoru, Museum of Art WARAKOH, Kochi

  • 2013

    MEDIA ART/KITCHEN, SENSORIUM, Ayala Museum, Manila
    Towada Oirase Art Festival “SURVIVE” -Time hoppers on the planet- , Towada lake excursion boat , Aomori
    『Blue Valentine』- presented by XYZcollective –, XYZcollective, Tokyo

  • 2012

    Over the Rainbow : Flights of Fancy Link Here and Beyound, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo
    Various Drawings, YUKA TSURUNO, Tokyo
    Ligeti Quartet x Choi Sai Ho x mamoru, SOUTHSITE, Hong Kong (sound performance)
    Ay-O: Over the Rainbow Once More 《events on the 7 hills》, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo(as one of the 6 performer)  
    RYUGU IS OVER!!, RYUGU BIJUTU RYOKAN, Yokohama
    Tokyo Experimental Festival Allnight Finale After 3.11. Pray ? John Cage 《Sonatas and Interludes》, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (performance festival)

  • 2011

    NOWHERE, The Japan Foundation Center for Culture Exchange in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Invisibleness is Visibleness, Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taipei
    Re-Modernologio, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori
    TOKYO STORY 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
    VIRTUAL EFFECT, Antenna Media Space #2, Kyoto
    ENSEMBLE MODERN & TOKYO WONDER SITE ACADEMY EAST×WEST TOWARDS NEW TRADITION, Tokyo Women’s Plaza Hall, Tokyo(as a performer)

  • 2010

    Tokyo Experimental Festival, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (performance festival)

  • 2009

    10ms / Perspective on microsound, Diapasson Gallery, New York
    Oorverdovend Stil, SCHELTEMA, Leiden (art festival)
    CODED CULTURES, MUKOK, Vienna (art festival/ performance, workshop)
    to rest, Nagi Musuem of Modern Art, Okayama (collaboration with dance)

  • 2007

    Fire Squid, De Young Museum, San Francisco (collaboration with video)

  • 2006

    City of London Festival, All Hallows, London (collaboration with video)

  • 2003

    wearing the eyes opened, Avanza, Osaka (sound performance for Flanders Festival)

  • 2000

    happening, James Chapel, New York City (performance with video, script reading)

  • WORKSHOPS
  • 2015

    Listen, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
    SCHOOL IN PROGRESS, Tottori Geiju + HOSPITALE PROJECT, Tottori

  • 2012

    etude for everyday life, coco laboratory, Akita
    etude for everyday life, GREEN, Akita

  • 2011

    etude for everyday life, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori
    VIRTUAL EFFECT, Antenna Media Space #2, Kyoto

  • 2009

    etude, BORG Krems, Austria

  • LECTURES
  • 2016

    Anthro-film Laboratory 21, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka

  • 2008

    Sound Workshop – etude no.7, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island
    etude, Laval University, Quebec

  • 2007

    sound artist mamoru and traditional Japanese music, Columbia University, New York

  • 2003

    Artist’s Responsibility in Our Society, Sato Museum, Tokyo (panel discussion)

  • AWARDS
  • 2010

    Tokyo Experimental Festival (First Prize), Tokyo

  • 2006

    Cafe Live Series 2006 (Prize), BankART NYK, Yokohama

  • GRANTS AND RESIDENCES
  • 2017

    ARCUS Exchange Residency Program, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (2 month)

  • 2015

    Artist Overseas Training Program promoted by Agency for Cultural Affairs

  • 2010

    Local Creator in Residency Program, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (1 year)

  • 2009

    Artist in Residency with grant, quartier21, Vienna (1 month)
    Artist in Residency with grant, Kunstmeile Krems, Krems (2 months)

  • 2008

    Artist in Residency with grant, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec (6 weeks)

  • COLLECTION
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
    Takahashi Collection
    Daisuke Miyatsu Collection
    Izumi City (Sound work)

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • [Catalogue]
    Traveling Research Laboratory III (joint authorship), Arts Council Tokyo, 2017
    Traveling Research Laboratory II (joint authorship), Arts Council Tokyo, 2015
    Time of others, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2015, p.78 – 81
    Yuichi Saito / mamoru, Museum of Art WARAKOH, 2014
    Traveling Research Laboratory (joint authorship), Tokyo Cultural Creation Project, 2014
    MEDIA/ ART KITCHEN, The Document, The Japan Foundation, 2014
    THE WAY I HEAR, Fuchu Art Museum, 2013
    Kamiyama, Ryoko, Over the Rainbow : Flights of Fancy Link Here and Beyond, OVER THE RAINBOW, Fuchu Art Museum, 2013, p. 42 – 50
    Hattaori, Hiroyuki, The Practice of Everyday Life for Transforming Value Structure, Re – MODERNOLOGIO, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, 2011, p. 36 – 38
    Takahashi, Mizuki, The Freedom to Say That “It Is Beautiful”, NOWHERE, October 2011
    Elstgeest, Tanja, sound from everyday object, utopisch nest, SCHELTEMA, 2010
    ETUDE FOR EVERYDAY OBJECTS, CODED CULTURES, May 2009, p. 36 – 37

    [Articles]
    Machida, Makoto, Hokkaido Newspaper, September 3, 2013, p.25
    Motoe, Kunio, Chuokoron Magazine, March 2013, p.112
    Onishi, Wakato, Asahi Newspaper, 23 January, 2013
    TOKYO MUSEUM 2013 – 2014, Ei Publishing, 2013, p.11
    Miyatsu, Daisuke, Lisning, Wearing, Reading, The posibility of visual art through Re – MODERNOLOGIO, AC2, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, 2012, p.42 – 44
    Hattaori, Hiroyuki, Artist Interview, AC2, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, 2012, p. 52 – 55
    Akitasakigake, 14 March 2012
    Akita Keizai Newspaper, 12 March 2012
    Otomo, Makiko, The discovery of new sense of values through lisning to sound of everyday life, VIRTUAL EFFECT, Antenna Media Space #2, November 2011
    Hattori, Hiroyuki, From the Scene of Art, Mutsu Shinpou, September 2011
    Lin, Su-Hsing, Spotlight ART TAIPEI 2011, ARTCO Magazine, August 2011, p.162 – 163
    Ichihara, Shoji, Next Generation, Yomiuri News Paper, August 2011
    Kawasaki, Shohei / Hasegawa, Yuko (Supervisor), ANA MEETS ART, Inflight Magazine of ANA Group, February 2011, p.153
    Groom, Amelia, clutchin at straws, and making music, KIRIN Big in Japan!, April 2010
    Miyatsu, Daisuke, mamoru “etude for orange soda”, ARTiT, March 2010
    Hudon, Sébastien, REVUE 2008, Voir Québec, 25 December 2008
    Hudon,Sébastien, Le roi du silence, Voir Québec, 16 October 2008
    Côté, Nathalie, Tableux sonores, Le Soleil, 25 October 2008

    [Others]
    mamoru, Sound of this Month, Haha no Tomo magazine, Hukuinkan Shoten, April 2012 – March 2013
    Morning Latte (radio program), ABS Akita broadcasting, 19 January 2012
    It’s my radio (radio program), FM Aomori, 20 July 2011
    Looking for Art (radio program), NHK radio (Japan), 21 May 2011
    It’s my radio (radio program), FM Aomori, 22 February 2011
    tom and alex (radio program), ABC / trippleJ (Australia), 15 Nov 2010
    Spirituelle japanische Musik gemixt mit Elektronik (radio interview), ORF (Austria, national channel), 2009
    Realist with compound eyes (TV program), NHK (Japan, national channel), 2009
    sound artist mamoru (15 minutes documentaly, TV program), TV (Japan, cable), 2009
    quiet in motion (radio program), ckia FM, 24 September 2008
    etude no.7 (radio program), CKLR FM, 5 October 2008
    etude / Mamoru Okuno (TV broadcast, Web streaming), Télé-Québec, 20 Oct 2008
    in-visible-room (TV program), h2 Inter-News (Armenia), 2006
    POST911 (TV program), PBA (Japan), 2001

  • PUBLICATION
  • Imaginary Soundscape, Batavia 1658, Gekkan Minpaku, National Museum of Ethnology, October 2016, p9
    Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum – 6 stories (joint authorship), Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2014
    Traveling Research Laboratory, Tokyo Culture Creation Project, 2014
    etude for everyday life, YUKA CONTEMPORARY, 2011

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