Aboutnoshowspace presents a solo exhibition by Rie Nakajima titled Fall, a sculpture of object and sound.
Nakajima works with found objects and electrical devices, and arranges them in response to a space. The objects are a bric-a-brac assortment that might be found on a market stall: they could include, for example, food tins, porcelain bowls, ball bearings and a large yellow sponge. She carefully combines electrical devices and motors with a selection of objects to give them a life force. When activated these primitive automata perform cycles of whirring, drumming or vibrating, or simply of slight shifts between movement and stillness.
In Fall Nakajima will use a combination of objects to introduce two up and down movements into the exhibition space. In a process of listening, adjusting and composing she will place objects on the walls and floor to take a sounding of the space; to extract a measurement of speed and scale from the space. Object and sound will fill the space in a sculptural act.
Rie Nakajima (born 1976, Yokohama, Japan) lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include: Room Artspace, London (2014); Instants Chavirés, Montreuil (2014) and 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo (2014). Nakajima has produced the âSculpture' series with David Toop since 2013. She has collaborated with David Cunningham, Miki Yui, Phill Niblock, Guy De Bièvre, Pierre Berthet and Johan Vandelmaelen, amongst others. In 2014 she won the Arts Foundation Award in the category of Experimental Music.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication of the transcription of a conversation between Rie Nakajima and David Toop for Cafe OTO and Resonance104.4fm in January 2013, which took place at the beginning of their collaboration on the 'Sculpture' series.
Rie Nakajima's exhibition is supported by The Japan Foundation.