Main Menu

[Exhibition] Vessels for Memories—— Lyota Yagi Solo Exhibition

  • 2019.11.13
  • Event
Lyota Yagi's works range from sound art, installation, video, sculpture to interactive art. In each of his works, he presents the specificity of the established medium, trying to break our limited perceptual system and attitude. He balances sensibility and rationality with an artist's unique control, transforming daily life and ready-made products into works with a rich sense of form.The creating ability of Lyota Yagi on vision, hearing and illusion accurately conveys their messages to the audience.Text about his works is more like a manual produced by an inventor than an artist's comprehensible interpretation of his works.

Artist | Lyota Yagi

Opening | 2019.11.13  16:00

Duration | 2019.11.13-12.24

Venue | TC101 SPACE,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

 

Opening registration QR code

/var/folders/dk/vy5rpwws0lddnt141nt37_rr0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/640?wx_fmt=png&wxfrom=5&wx_lazy=1&wx_co=1

 

Some of the Works on Display

Sound Sphere  φ200 mm Cassette Tape, Cassette player    2011

 

An installation consisting of cassette tape wound around a spherical object and a device to play its sound. There is no start nor end of the tape on the sphere and it continues to move randomly, emitting noises.

Varying sizes of globes are covered with a length of time that is proportional to their surface area. When linear time is wound around a sphere, it is deprived of the relationship between place and time, and thus also loses its meaning (or in other words, causes meaning to arise). Temporal relationships are a decisive factor in the recording of sound.

 

Vinyl  H 20 x φ180 mm Purified water, Freezer, Vinyl Record, Silicone Mold,  2019

 

A record made of ice, by freezing water in a silicon mold. The ice record melts and the music evaporates as time goes by.

As the ice starts to melt, the music becomes a refrain. The sound dies away when the grooves completely melt down. The moment at which the recorded sound becomes a memory, phrases get burnt into your brain, echoing like auditory hallucinations. It is impossible for ice to retain its form at room temperature. Similarly, a memory is always opaque.

 

Lyota Yagi, 

Born in 1980, Lives and  works in Kyoto, Japan.

 

Education experience

2003  

B.A. in Fine Arts, Kyoto University of Art and Design

2009   

Researcher, Osaka University

2010  

Artist in Residence at Location One, New York with a support of Asian Cultural Council (ACC) fellowship

2012  

Finished Ph.D. program without dissertation,Kyoto City University of Arts

Associate Professor in Spatial Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design

 

Awards

2019

Encouragement Prize,"37th Kyoto Prefecture Culture prize"

2015

Grand Prize, "Rokko Meets Art 2015 " 

Organizer's special award, "Rokko Meets Art 2015 " 

2013

Award for Excellence, "Print Art Triennale in Kyoto

 

Solo show

2018
“MUSIC FOR LAZY SUSAN” MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
“What is Essential is Invisible to the Eye: Works of Lyota Yagi” ADM Gallery, Singapore
2016
“META-ARCHAEOLOGY” MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
2014
“Science/Fiction” Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa
2013
“Time Parallax” MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
2011
“A view from higher dimension” MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
2008
“emergencies #8 : Lyota Yagi [Kai-Ten]” NTT Inter Communication Center, Tokyo
2007
“Line, Circle or Layer” MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

“criterium 70 : Lyota Yagi” Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Gallery, Ibaraki

 

Group show

2019

“Taipei Contemporary Art Fair”, Taipei,China
2018 

“2018 Art Basel HK”, Hong Kong,China

“New Japan” Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow / Russia

2017  

“2017 Art Basel HK”, Hong Kong,China

“Soundtracks” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,San Francisco / USA

“Imaginary Guide: Japan” Mystetskyi arsenal, Kyiv / Ukraine
2016 

“Art and Archaeology” The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto
“Setouchi Triennale 2016” Shodoshima, Kagawa
2015

“Sounds of Us” Trafó Gallery, Budapest / Hungary
“Mildura Palimpsest Biennale 2015” Mildura Art Center, Victoria / Australia

2013

“MEDIA/ART KITCHEN” Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur,  Manila, Bangkok

“Once was Now, Now is Over, Yet will come”  

Hong Kong,China

“ARCTIC” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk / Denmark