AOI YAMAGUCHI x COREY FULLER
Client: Clark Gallery + SHIFT / CROSS HOTEL SAPPORO
Date: February 19, 2016
"無窮 / 瞬" was a conceptual live calligraphy in collaboration with a sound artist Corey Fuller (Illuha/12K), performed during the opening reception of the solo exhibition "陰翳 IN-EI: The Resonance of Shadows" at Cross Hotel Sapporo. This collaborative performance aims to embody the concept of “in-ei: the resonance of shadows” through improvisational calligraphy and sound. 陰翳 (in-ei) means “shadows” in Japanese, also defined as a traditional Japanese aesthetic found in impermanence and nuances in colors, sound and emotions. In a contrast between light and darkness, we find silence — where our senses calm, time has slowed, and your inner ’self’ is lit from within in that very moment. While Fuller fills the space with his serene resonance of piano and electronics, inviting the listeners to wander and get lost in, abstract lines were drawn on a white paper, in response to its energy and subtle notes of piano that brings light into the space. The two contrasting words, 無窮 (mu-kyu: infinity, eternity) and 瞬 (shun: a moment, in the blink of an eye) were written on a sheer fabric and large washi paper on the floor with rich black sumi ink - in hopes that this brief moment and experiences we all shared through this performance will be engraved in our memories eternally.
Aoi Yamaguchi (Japanese Calligraphy), Corey Fuller (Sound), Mimori Nakajima (Assistant), Nonoko Yasuda (Assistant), Daisuke Komiya (Hair arrangement), Aya Kinoshita (Costume design for assistants). Photos by Akko Terasawa. Hosted by Cross Hotel Sapporo. Curated by Clark Gallery + SHIFT. Supported by まちなかアート・プロジェクト.