sLab is proud to welcome Japanese media artist Yuko Mohri as its next Artist in Residence.
Yuko Mohri is an emerging young artist who has already gained international recognition for her work and is set to become a leading figure on the international media art scene. In her works she concentrates on the application of physical phenomena, like sound and magnetism, to art and on the research of media theory. One of her most recent projects "Vexations - Composition in Progress (c.i.p.)" a co-production with Soichiro MIHARA, was shown at Yamaguchi Centre for Arts and Media (YCAM) in 2005 and went on to win second prize at transmediale06, Berlin. The work also received an Honorary Mention in the Interactive Art category at last years Prix Ars Electronica.
Yuko is a former MFA graduate student of the Inter Media Art course, Faculty of Fine Arts, Graduate School of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, where she moved after finishing her BA at Tama Art University. She is currently research assistant to internationally renowned Japanese media artist Masaki Fujihata, Dean of the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music.
Yuko will join sLab's Artist in Residence programme in June of this year to undertake initial research for a new project. The second stage of her residency will take place in early 2008 when she will create a completely new work, which will be exhibited during AV festival 08.
sLab is pleased to be able to bring this exciting new talent to the United Kingdom for the first time, with the support of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the prestigious Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music.
Throughout the period of her residency Yuko will be keeping a weblog that charts the development of her project, which will be online from June 22nd and accessible via her website: http://www.mohrizm.net
Yuko will also be speaking about her work at both sLab and ISIS Arts, Newcastle on the following dates:
Wednesday, 20 June at 2pm
University of Sunderland
Tel: 0191 515 2046
Wednesday, 27June at 6.30pm (tbc)
5 Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 2614407
Project supported by Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation,
sLab, AV festival 08, powers of 2 and University of Sunderland