Aki Onda: Cassette Memories
Date and time
8. 10. 2019, 7 pm
The building is not barrier-free.
free to the exhibition ticket
Sounds / Codes / Images
A site-specific performance with audiocassettes and field recordings.
Aki Onda is a musician, performer and curator who was born in Japan and lives in New York. He will introduce his long-term project Cassette Memories, a work made up of audio diaries, i.e. field recordings made on cassette recorder over the last thirty years while travelling around the world. Onda combines compositions, performances and audiovisual installations from his archive. He collaborates with filmmakers, artists, musicians and choreographers such as Ken Jacobs, Michael Snow, Paul Clipson, Raha Raissnia, Takashi Makino, Daisuke Yokota, Maxime Rossi, Annea Lockwood, Loren Conners, Alan Licht, MV Carbon, Che Chen, Tashi Dorji, Noël Akchoté, Jean-François Pauvros, Jac Berrocal, David Toop, Rie Nakajima, Akio Suzuki, Nao Nishihra, Toshio Kajiwara and Takao Kawaguchi. He has appeared at The Kitchen, MoMA, PS1 MOMA, ISSUE Project Room, Blankforms, ICA Philadelphia, REDCAT, the Time-Based Art Festival, the Image Festival, Novas Frequências, dokumenta 14 and at the Musée du Louvre, Palais de Tokyo, Fondation Cartier and Présences électronique.
The accompanying programme SONIC CIRCUITS to the exhibition Sounds, Codes, Images: Acoustic Experimentation in the Visual Artscomprises a series of performances and events that take place in the lecture hall of the Stone Bell House, the Colloredo-Mansfeld ballet hall, and in public space. The programme offers visitors a unique opportunity to get familiar with the multifaceted work of Czech and foreign artists, some of whom work with sound within the context of visual arts, while others examine sound as a theme within space-time, mathematical, performative, environmental or social contexts. SONIC CIRCUITS is an examination of the current sound art scene in the Czech Republic, as well as a chance to check out sound and audiovisual art on an international level.