Sangatsu Tetsuya Umeda

Saturday 26 December 2015 19:30

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Sangatsu consists of four drums, one bass, and two guitars. Formed in 1997 in Tokyo. Debuted with Sangatsu produced by Jim O’Rourke and has released five albums ever. Launched a project called “Catch & Throw” to build an online platform where anonymous “sound is delivered” through collective work and to present the processes as pieces. Declared that they would renounce the copyrights of their future pieces in January 2012. Our interest: How to make music without expertness / Performance generated from a place / The shapes and the motion of sound / Body / Buildup recipes for making music / Sharing and inheritance

Tetsuya Umeda

Umeda has been making a series of interactive installation and performance works with the use of familiar objects such as daily commodities and waste and also natural phenomena. In addition to showing art works in exhibitions at museums both domestically and internationally, he also produces site-specific works in urban space and nature. His works have been shown in music festivals including INSTAL (Glasgaw), Unlimited (Wels) and Sonic Protest (Paris) and performing arts festival/projects such as Festival Bo:m (Seoul), Theater Spektakel (Zurich) and Noorderzon (Groningen) as well. Umeda's works are not only solo performance by the artist but also he produces a lot of collaborative works with non-professional performers. Specifically in his solo show Mon (Gate) in 2008 and collaborative work with Breaker Project from 2011, he developed the practice of turning the whole surroundings such as building structure and visitors' behavior into his art work. His recent group exhibitions includes Double Vision: Contemporary Art From Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow and Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (2012); Son et Lumière, et sagesse profonde, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2012-2013) and Simple Interactions. Sound Art from Japan, Roskilde Museum (2011). His recent solo exhibitions include SCIENCE DE LA SUPERSTITION, Les Instants Chavirés,Montreuil (2015); 0 sai (age 0), Breaker Project, Osaka (2014) and Hotel New Osorezan, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore (2013).