Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Solo Exhibition “Super Processor” at AISHONANZUKA Hong Kong

The exhibition which is my first solo show in 3 years has finished at AISHONANZUKA Hong Kong.
The exhibition featured my first sculpture and oil paintings.

About the conceptual thing, read the following description:

So far, Kikuchi has been making works with his interest in “Language” which is the highest abstraction concept that human being only has at the core, combining with interest in another innate ability that human being has that “Socially Managed Death and Sexuality (subject suppressed by social system that Language generates)”,  featuring limitation of his physicality by himself to educe indeterminacy because of his skepticism to himself’s aesthetic decision.  It is the attempt to live modernistic spirit of which rationality is the condition in personal level, and to generate hyper-rationality through his rationality, besides acrimonious irony to Japanese collectivistic society, and to himself living in the society.

In this exhibition, as well as works improved their abstraction levels by stoic approach as above, a new painting series BLACK CORRECTION featuring elements and approaches which are antithetical to the other has contraposed. The series has elements taken from political and cultural history, also has trick to bizarrely let vulgarity and loftiness cohabit. The vulgarity is thing that Kikuchi has supperessed himself in rational process of making his works; according to an analogy of relations of the above mentioned “Language” and “Socially Managed Death and Sexuality”, it is equal to the latter. Therefore, this exhibition shows duality; his personal existence in society, and rationality and irrationality in himself.

In BLACK CORRECTION series, the interest in Language has expanded to semiotic issue, the issue about Sexuality has been treated only as symbol of vulgarly, which is designed to buried in other motifs. The title of the exhibition Super Processor is the symbol of connection of vulgarity and highly designed social system. In Japan, uncensored porn video is illegal. Super Processor is the name of fraud device which were sold in the past, touted as machine could unveil censored parts of videos.

In this exhibition, Kikuchi’s first installation work inspired by the device Super Processor has shown as the representation of stoically abstracted works. And as a metaphor of the original device’s alchemical business, his first sculpture has shown as the completely fabrication of the device.










Monday, February 5, 2018

Anla Courtis is Coming to Sendai Again For the First Time in Three Years

The world's most active all round player in experimental music/sound art field, Anla Courtis is coming to here Sendai on 4th March, for the first time in three years. I have organized his show and made a flyer. I show you it.
The show will be held at a great record shop STORE15NOV, now the only shop which sells experimental stuffs in the city. The owner Aoyama sometimes plays, actually we Courtis, Aoyama, and I played improvisation twice. This time Courtis will play solo, as well as I do.  

Along with the show, our collaborated recordings which have been done since 2010 will be released on Australian label Cipher Productions, as cassette tape housed in 6x6" bag. I made compositions with Courtis' materials with additional sounds of mine. You can see and get it just before the show.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Interview on MutualArt.com

My first public and international interview as a visual artist has been published on 12th January on MutualArt.com. Visit here and read.  It's easier introduction of my activities. I feel honored they kindly have described me as Rising Star. Thank you MutualArt. 







Live Recordings Split, a new release with Metasplice

My new release a split tape with Philly experimental duo Metasplice is on sale.
My price is 12.00USD incl. shipping to worldwide. 
If you are interested in, please contact me to:
info [ a t ] yoshihirokikuchi [ d o t ] org

If you are in the US, please contact Metasplice: 
You can get it more reasonable way.

I'm confident of the music. My side is the best live recording ever, played a long composition. Metasplice side is dope live recording too.
Thanks!






Sunday, September 3, 2017

Recent Shows and Upcoming Shows (Music)

I just noticed that I never posted anything here since last December. I post this to give you a proof of that this blog is alive, that is, I am alive. 
The next concert is 14th September 2017 in Sendai, with two guests from Philadelphia US, Desiccant and Embarker. 
The other concerts' flyers are also below. I organized and coorganized the events for Horacio Pollard and Campbell Kneale as Our Love Will Destroy the World. The both were very precious experiences with intensely fun time.  






Thursday, December 29, 2016

Podcast Streaming

I participated in a Podcast program Notes From Chaos which has been organized by a Greek noise artist Otomo Hava.
My set consists of 3 sections. The 1st is my Live DJ mix recorded in 2014, 2nd and 3rd are my solo live recordings not DJ with computer(s), each sets were recorded in 2013 and 2016. The total duration is approx. 2 hours. You can hear to what I like to listen, and/or what I play as solo live act, and you will find some common aesthetics or something like that. Enjoy.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Otomo_Hava/guests-from-chaos-31-yoshihiro-kikuchi/

Track list from the DJ mix:
●Khlyst - I (Chaos is My Name CD / Hydrahead / 2006)
●Harley Gaber - I Saw My Mother Ascending Mount Fuji (excerpt) (I Saw My Mother Ascending Mount Fuji CD / Innova Recordings / 2010)
●Striborg - Into Night Moor (Nocturnal Emissions/Nyctophobia CD / Displeased Records / 2003)
●Tribes Of Neurot - Markandeya (Tribes Of Neurot LP / Neurot Recordings / 1997)
●Monks Of The Monastery Of Gyuto, Tibet - Sangwa Duepa Buddhist Chant (V/A - JVC World Sounds Catalogue CD / JVC / 1990)
●Jakob Ullmann – Voice, Books And FIRE 3 (excerpt) (Voice, Books And FIRE 3 CD / Edition RZ / 2008)
●Thomas Brinkmann - 1000 (Klick CD / Max Ernst / 2000)
●Emptyset - Fragment (Recur CD / Raster-Noton / 2013)
●Ihan - Sans Titre A7 (Iota CD / Mille Plateaux / 2000)
●Burzum - Móti Ragnarǫkum (Dauði Baldrs CD/LP / Misanthropy Records/Cymophane Records / 1997)
●Hjuler - HJCV Grimmelhausen (Kommissar Hjuler & Mama Bar – Asylum Lunaticum CD / Intransitive Recordings / 2009)
●Pleasurehorse - Filled With Condoms (Small Purse CD / Vermiform / 1999)
●CM Von Hausswolff - Atomium Phi (Leech CD / Raster-Noton / 2006)
●Spectre - Heist (Parts Unknown LP / Quatermass/ 2000)
●Muslimgauze - Mysore Cochin Bangalore (Iranair Inflight Magazine CD / Staalplaat / 2003)
●Geronimo - Coyote (Geronimo CD / Three One G / 2007)
●Corrupted - Nadie (Nadie EP CD / Third Culture / 1995)

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Friday, December 2, 2016

New Work


A new work featuring my nosebleed and spit has been uploaded on my website.
Visit here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Website Updated

I updated my own website here:
http://yoshihirokikuchi.org
There are many photos of works with detailed descriptions.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

A New Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong

My new solo exhibition has started at AISHONANZUKA Hong Kong.

The title is: Dldap/Enogo/Auxar/Dgaen

description about the title:
I want to negate humanity. It homologizes deconstructing the innate characteristic of human. It is also a way to deeply commit to Art that is the one of most rarefied concept human beings have.
‘Death’ and ‘Sexuality’ are the innately biological reputations human beings has, same as other animals. However as for human beings, there are systems to locate them onto our society, or to hide them artfully from our society, then they are treated as taboos that is inimical things to rationality. The both ‘Death’ and ‘Sexuality’ are the same as antisocial things that jeopardize our social living dominated by labor, consists of essentiality of ‘Eroticism’ that is violent urge to break our sociality.  
Constructing of the social system that taboos and encroachments compete each other, is that human beings only has, the system are constructed by human’s rationality, there is absolutely Language on its origin.  Stated from opposite direction, the most part of the indescribable sense, is the ‘Eroticism’. Then, what is the exception of it, indescribable but not related to Eroticism?
In my current thoughts, ‘Death’ and ‘Sexuality’ exist biologically in human beings, they mean ‘End’ and ‘Start’, also the pleasure of sexuality leads to death, and vise versa. Between them ‘Death’ and ‘Sexuality’ there are activities by ‘Language’ that is an innate ability of human beings, as mechanism generates every institutions by rationality, exclude ‘Death’ and ‘Sexuality’ from social living. However, something that must be intelligence without describability, certainly exists inside of intelligent activities. That is the new theme ‘Doxa’.
In this exhibition, I show works that are the results of dialectically competing the 4 human beings’ essential themes inside of myself.  


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Inside of myself individual, sounds trivial, but this has the important reason as follows: 
We Japanese haven’t experienced ‘Modernism’ because the modernization in Japan had not enlightened Japanese masses. However, now Japanese people have misunderstood that they are living in ‘Post-modern’ era through the modernism, as well as the other Western countries. I want to criticize the wrong cognition to relive modernism personally with not only refer the Western standard. That will bring its relativization. This, personally reliving modernism with strong rationality, will relativizes the Western modernism, that is the thing I have intended. The most important condition for modernization was that every people's individually gaining rationality. And it has existed as premise of starting of Contemporary Art. My works have been made according to the spirit of Modernism, but also have directions to relativize it without blinded obeying.     
However, they can be connected to contexts in the history of Western Contemporary Art. Notice they are just the results. I have never picked any ideas up from the existent history before starting to make works. After I made works, I find that they can link to the contexts, that proves their universalities. I do NOT have any simulations and appropriations. I confront I as a person represents the world. 
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

ART COLOGNE

My works (2 pieces) are going to be showed at ART COLOGNE.
The works are from the same series I did at Autocenter Berlin in November 2015, entitled “Self-denial Practice (physical)”. They will be brought by Tokyo based gallery NANZUKA.
It's my first time to participate in art fair in Europe.
If you will be there, check and purchase mines! You can see photos of my other works on the gallery's tablet or computer. So you can purchase others after the fair finished.