Yu SHINOMIYA

PORTFOLIO

shinomiya01

shinomiya01

black keys
2008
mixedmedia (piano, pianist, F.Chopin's musical piece "Etude No.5 in G flat major 'Black keys' Op.10-5", pianist's fingerprints, powdered aluminium)
H1,710 × W1,490 × D1,860 mm (dimensions variable)
pianist: Naoko Matsuoka
photo: Moriyoshi Sugaya

Description
This work is formed of a performance collaborated with a pianist. After the play, it was exhibited as an installation work. It needs setting a ground-piano and inviting a classical music pianist. She plays an etude of Chopin named “Black Keys” in which she has to strike (touch) black keys mainly. After the playing, taking fingerprints of her she left on the keys during the play finishes this work. It tries to leave feelings after listening to the music like atmosphere the music made and faint trace which must fade away easily (so to speak, lingering imagery which appears after reading a book). Trace which appeared by embossing fingerprints on the keyboard puts music which change every moment and each sounds belong to various different layers on one layer. And also, it works as a trigger which reminds audiences resonance of the music which left there after the playing and something emotional like their feelings or impressions.

translated by Kanayo Nogawa




shinomiya02

shinomiya02

comb
2006
mixedmedia (hair, comb, acrylic)
H1,260 × W410 × D410 mm (include exhibition stand's size)

Description
Entwining hair with tooth of a comb makes white keys and black keys of piano.
Showing material’s different charm from its original one tries to make audiences think what the real which control their feelings is.

translated by Kanayo Nogawa




shinomiya03

shinomiya03

notation drawings (scores)
2005
mixedmedia (musical notation software, laserprint on paper, iPod, plexigrass, others)
H2,000 × W2,750 × D1,400 mm (dimensions variable)
photo:Keizo Kioku

Description
Typical 10 works selected from 100 drawing works are put in frames and exhibited. All 100 drawings are contained in a white book on an exhibition stand in left side in front. All 100 sounds are included in an iPod on another exhibition stand in right side in front. Enjoying drawings in the book and finding their favorite “matiere”, audiences can listen to the sound of the music on the iPod.
While we look at various scores, sometimes scores and notes in them look like patterns of textile and they seem to have no original function of showing composition of music. Focusing on this phenomenon led to an idea that writing musical scores makes themselves visual patterns. 100 drawings were drawn on a computer by using software for writing orchestral musical scores. These works were made up of western symbols in conformity with the rules of writing musical scores, though such symbols and rules are not used for creating music. In this art, figurative characteristics of musical signs and regulation are treated (actively) as “matière (material)”. This is “carving” on computer nothing except this act creates. It’s not only visual molding art, but also aural work because of a characteristic of the material.
It’s an attempt to fumble the middle between music which gives order to time and art which give order to space.

translated by Kanayo Nogawa




shinomiya04

notation drawing (scores) 060
2001
mixedmedia (musical notation software, print on paper, compact disc), rights: 8
H1,270 × W929 mm (dimensions variable)




shinomiya05

notation drawing (scores) 042
2001
mixedmedia (musical notation software, print on paper, compact disc), rights: 8
H1,270 × W929 mm (dimensions variable)




shinomiya05

shinomiya05

the core
2009
mixedmedia (exhibiting space, space’s center of gravity, laser plummet, GPS, oil based ink, construction planning map, C-print)
Dimensions Variable (based on a exhibiting space size)
provision of space : Gallery MIZUNOSORA, Tokyo

Description
Finding the smallest point showed by a laser in exhibition room, audiences conscious the whole like where they are and space. First, space they can perceive and then even earth. This is an installation constructed of 3 parts, laser plummet hung from the ceiling, plans for this building on the wall, and pictures.

translated by Kanayo Nogawa




shinomiya07

shinomiya07

WHITEOUT
2006
mixedmedia (wire netting, table, roomlights, wood, acrylic, others)
H2,450 × W3,545 × D5,300 mm (based on a exhibiting space size)
provision of space : Shigemori Morimichi Tei, Mie

Description
In this work, bright lights blotted out a room of an old house built more than 200 years ago and make white space like different virtual real space on computer from space in real world. Audiences look into this room through a lattice door and enjoy this work.
While looking into the room on the basis of round table in the room like an image that has no sense of distance because of mesh on the door, audiences conscious anew the environment they are in, sense of existence of building, and everything concerning building as if fresh air streamed into vacuum area.

translated by Kanayo Nogawa




shinomiya08

passage
2001
DVD (2min.), hall, screen, lighting system, speakersystem / DVD (2min.)
Dimensions Variable (based on a exhibiting space size)

Description
The work of sound installation is exhibited among the film or video arts at the theater hall. By hearing the chatter of a large audience from the speaker, the sound of orchestra's tuning and the switch of a stage lighting, these factors will give people to experience some strange feelings as if they are now just before the opening of an orchestral concert at a concert hall, instead of being at the theater hall. The sound installation will lead people to notice themselves different atmosphere from different angles.
"passage" has one of the meanings in French when players pass a ball in a game. Just as we know sometimes only one kick makes a huge change in a game position, so a certain sound gives difference in terms of the meaning of space. This work adopts all environment surrounding people includes not only films but also sounds, lighting for seats, stage lighting and others. This work of sound installation completes by relating the space in a hall and the former and the latter film arts.