Tetsuya Umeda "Science of Superstition"

Ota Fine Arts

poster for Tetsuya Umeda "Science of Superstition"

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Tetsuya Umeda creates devices out of reformed household appliances and other daily items that sometimes emit light and sound, as well as movement. These devices create relationships with the surrounding space and environment, drawing the spectator into the proceedings. Umeda has produced spatial installations and gives live performances at Mon (Arcus, 2008), Criterium (Mito Art Museum, 2008) and Extended Senses (NTT Inter Communication Center, 2008), and has also participated in exhibitions and music festivals at home and abroad.

At this year's Art at Agnes exhibition held in January 2009, Umeda dramatically transformed the bland space of a hotel room using only a minimum of material. His works always digest the particular characteristics of the space they are displayed in, created spontaneously through dialogue with the given conditions of their environment. This dialogue makes it seems as if either the room itself is alive and breathing, the work is fast asleep inside us, or that our own dormant sensibilities unconsciously locked within us.

This exhibition features several "events" orchestrated by Umeda that seem to veer from a state of chaos towards one of order - or the other way around. Umeda's devices comprise visible existences and happenings we take for granted, purged of their individual sentiments, emotions and thoughts, allowing audiences to experience the uncanny and wonderful phenomena of the world we live in.

Umeda will also give a performance in the gallery on the day of the opening, April 25th, starting at 19:00.



From 2009-04-25 To 2009-05-23


Tetsuya Umeda



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