“Ring of vibration”
Taka Kagitomi / Düsseldorf
Taka Kagitomi's artworks are sound collages of everyday objects that are no longer needed. Think of .B chair legs, carpet beaters, walking sticks, but also trees and broken instruments. The artist finds his material on the street in the forest or he receives it as a gift from the people around him. One work in which, for example, a canoe to which a spinning wheel was attached was transformed into a sound box that visually evokes associations with a river of music, but that creates a new universe in terms of sound. On the other hand, he transforms other objects into touch-sensitive sound bodies with electrical amplifiers. By combining used materials and electronics, Taka Kagitomi's objects are special and strange in which amazement becomes normal.
As an artist, he transforms a world into an acoustic laboratory. He is supported by friendly performance artists, trained musicians and interested visitors. Together an experimental interactive performance concert is created, sometimes also visitors who are invited as participants to jointly explore a common rhythm with the instruments. Taka Kagitomi was born in 1973 in Chiba, Japan. Since 2008 master's student Prof. Tal R at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Fairs and numerous exhibition participations have taken him to the US, Ukraine, Finland and Switzerland, among others. More information: www.kagitomi.com
He lives and works in Düsseldorf.