Tetsuya Umeda, Dirty Electronics, Tim Shaw
A floor strewn with beer cans, bits of scrap metal, ceramic bowls, curious, miscellaneous electronics and wires: a collection of sundry things to make a sound. Tetsuya Umeda, Dirty Electronics and Tim Shaw create a series of performance-installations that embrace ‘working in public’. Objects and things are explored in situ, in time, in memory. There is a prioritisation of sound. It is only through the dismantling and analyzing of things that we may understand their structure…making and unmaking become a processual part of the performance. This unique collaboration focuses on performing in ‘each other spaces’; and how prototypic, extended electronic circuits and technological processes may intersect with materials and physical objects within a space.
Japanese sound-artist and performer Tetsuya Umeda is renowned for opening up dialogues between objects and surroundings and creating performances through these dialogues. There is a unique exploratory nature to his work where objects and scraps of waste material, as well as the venue itself, become subject matter. Umeda’s performance often exploits natural forces and phenomena – gravity, wind, centrifugal force – and through his idiosyncratic approach, he creates the miraculous from the everyday.