20 Jul 2014 • Sound
Sound & Vision by Bongsu Park and Keita Miyazaki
From next week, London gallery Rosenfeld Porcini will showcase the sound-based works of emerging artists Bongsu Park and Keita Miyazaki, which revolve around the thematic reconciliation of “inner” and “outer” selves. Although there is no apparent narrative or formal link between Park’s and Miyazaki’s practices, the show does yield a very interesting comparison into their respective ways of representing the nature of artistic inspiration.
Park’s most recent works are both a continuation and a development of her earlier videos. There is an added complexity to the structure of her material as well as a larger scope to her narrative. Park has created, for the first time, a piece with three dancers: CELL, in which she experiments with perspectives and display; CORE, which is about an individual’s dialogue with sculptural form. The latter piece is the most poetic work produced by the artist yet: afemale dancer evolves slowly into life as if emerging from the womb.
Miyazaki’s wonderfully original sculptures are quite different to Park’s videos as they arise out of an observation of the exterior world. After witnessing the tragedy of the tsunami, the artist felt the need to create a new ‘utopian’ vision out of the ashes of the ‘dystopia’ in Japan. He wanted to create artworks out of the rubble – sculptures that would point forward to a new beginning. Marrying traditional Japanese origami with parts of old car engines, he creates beautiful artworks that convey a sense of dystopia. The particularity of these sculptures is increased by sound, which emanates from strategically placed speakers. The jingles vary from music played in Japanese supermarkets to Tokyo metro system announcements that are made whenever someone has committed suicide.
Sound & Vision is on from 25 July to 30 September.
Rosenfeld Porcini, 37 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NZ
Images courtesy of the artists and the gallery.