Suchan Kinoshita is known for her installations and objects which create ‘situations’ in which the viewer is given an active role. Her work engages visitors with objects and architecture, subtly directing their movements through space and involving them physically and emotionally in her all-encompassing staged environments. For COMMA, Kinoshita will transform the rear gallery into one of her theatrical sets. The usual surface of the gallery will disappear under a new covering of yellow peg board, whilst the balcony will be draped with a series of floating projection screens for her short videos documenting a number of performances realised in the offices of Bloomberg LP. In these performances, Bloomberg employees become the performers of Kinoshita’s singular musical instrument. Each performer sits in the centre of a platform which slowly rotates passing a number of music stands on to which the artist writes words in chalk. The performers are asked to improvise in response to these changing words thereby creating stories, songs, inner monologues, or imaginary dialogues. Typically Kinoshita is interested in exposing the processes that she follows to produce her pieces. Displayed in the gallery the rotating platform becomes an immobile prop within the staged intimacy of the space of the balcony, lit with several small disco balls. In this metamorphosed atmosphere, Kinoshita then allows visitors to invent their own narratives.
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