Yoichi Kamimura
PERSON

Yoichi Kamimura

Born in 1982 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Drawing chiefly upon his field recordings, Kamimura experiments with methods that draw upon sight, hearing, and other senses to perceive different scenes. His extensive body of work includes sound installations, paintings, video works, sound performances, and audio-works – unveiled in venues both within Japan and abroad. Kamimura refers to the field-recording process as an act of “meditative hunting” – in the process, he acts an observer to the amorphous relationship between humankind and nature. Kamimura composes his sound installations by creating highly-immersive “sound-scapes,” many of which draw upon our own biology to create unique sensory experiences. He is a graduate of the Tokyo University of the Arts’ Graduate School of Fine Arts. Selected sound-based works and performances (CDs) include “re/ports” (Ftarri, 2019). Recent exhibitions and projects include "Land and Beyond" (POLA MUSEUM ANNEX, Tokyo, Japan, 2021), “Floating Between the Tropical and Glacial Zones” (Tokyo Arts and Space, Tokyo, Japan, 2021), “Michikusa: Walks with the Unknown” (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, 2020), “Music for Environment” (Plaza, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan 2020), “Hyperthermia” (emergencies! 39 – NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan, 2019), "2017 Season 4 Residency Artists Exhibition" (Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan, 2017), "Sound of Therme Vals" (Therme Vals, Vals, Switzerland, 2017), "LagoArt Residency Program" (Hamburg, Germany, 2016), among others.
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Yoichi Kamimura's Works

Phantom PowerYoichi Kamimura2019

Phantom Power, Yoichi Kamimura, 2019

Yoichi Kamimura

2019 [on show]

In 'Phantom Power' various types of glass containing water stand together on top of a metal plate. The water is ice collected by Kamimura from drift ice when he was making field recordings of it in the Sea of Okhotsk from February to March 2019, and which has been artificially melted.

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Phantom Power (process)Yoichi Kamimura2019

Phantom Power (process), Yoichi Kamimura, 2019

Yoichi Kamimura

2019

"The water is ice collected by Kamimura from drift ice when he was making field recordings of it in the Sea of Okhotsk from February to March 2019, and which has been artificially melted."

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