Satoshi Yasuhiro "V*"

Satoshi Yashiro “V*” Exhibition
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Saturday, September 24, 2022
OPEN : Friday-Saturday 2-6PM Closed on public holidays

opening reception
July 23 (Sat) 5-7PM *Artist in the gallery

amala will hold Satoshi Yashiro's "V*" exhibition from Saturday, July 23, 2022. In this exhibition, we will present installations that have been exhibited in Japan and overseas in recent years, in which the exhibition space is transformed based on contingency and uncertainty. Yashiro talks about this exhibition as follows.

“So far, I have developed installations that compose a musical time axis by combining autonomously moving devices and uniquely produced devices. It has the characteristic that various devices emit sound, movement, and light in a chain with different timing and development each time, triggered by such behavior.

Ephemeral events with low reproducibility that are always different from one event to the next act will occur. I feel that this is also connected to the improvisational acts and performances that form the basis of my activities.

I noticed that this installation itself has a software-like structure. In addition, a system that does not aim for a state of completion that allows for uncertainty also has the aspect of vaporware (vaporware*).”

*Vaporware Vaporware is software or hardware that has been outlined but is still in the conception or development stage and may or may not be completed and released to the public. In a narrow sense, it can also refer to software and hardware whose development has been discontinued without being completed and released. "Vapor" means "vapor" in English, and expresses insubstantial things. Many applications and operating systems have had their development stopped prematurely. However, such vaporware may also be published in some form, such as being repurposed into other freeware material or incorporated into open source software. It is sometimes used to make announcements in the absence of reality as a check so that competitors' new products do not attract attention in the market competition.
(Source: Wikipedia)

This exhibition was scheduled to be held in March 2020, but due to the declaration of a state of emergency in Tokyo, the exhibition will be postponed until the various restrictions of COVID-19 are lifted. I said. Yashiro looks back on the pandemic, which has plunged the world into an unprecedented situation.

“While being tossed about by a series of unpredictable events, I came to realize that we are living in an essentially uncertain world.

For example, even if a large stone falls from the sky, we have no choice but to accept it constatively.
And this act of acceptance includes the meaning of observing the phenomenon in front of us and then taking action.

I believe that the blank time of the postponement was also a valuable period for fine-tuning the balance between the sensuous and empirical aspects of the exhibition.”

Oddly enough, the situation overlaps with the theme of this exhibition's installation, which develops autonomously and creatively from unforeseen circumstances, but please take this opportunity to see this exhibition.

Satoshi Yashiro
Born in 1981. Graduated from the Department of Information Design, Tama Art University. In 2003, he began exhibiting and performing with self-propelled woofers and self-made devices. He is performing and exhibiting at galleries and festivals in Japan and abroad with "Motallica", a woofer band that moves with drums (Keiichi Nakano), and "Natsu no Dai△" with Makoto Oshiro and Takahiro Kawaguchi. "Summer Big △" (2010/Baikodo/Osaka), "Extended Senses" (2011/Gallery Loop/Korea), "Exhibition: Satoshi Yashiro" (2015/space dike/Tokyo), "Exhibition" (2016) /Art Center Dosan/Sapporo), "Satoshi Yashiro Exhibition" (2017/PORT/Osaka), Yokohama Triennale (2008), "The Great △" (2019/The CAVE/Yokohama), TSONAMI SOUND ART FESTIVAL (2017/Chile) , Booked: Tai Kwun Contemporary's Hong Kong Art Book Fair (2019/Hong Kong), BlackKaji ArtScience Late (2019/ArtScience Museum/Singapore), etc.

1-36-8 Kokura Building B, Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino City, Tokyo
OPEN : Friday-Saturday 2-6PM Closed on public holidays