The artist Yuko Mohri talked about her new work Bairdcast Media: A History of Machine Translation and reflected on her experience of creating it during her recent residency with /sLab.
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 media theory. One of her most recent projects Vexations - Composition in Progress 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 the 2007 Prix Ars Electronica.
Commissioned by AV Festival 08. Supported by: /slab, The University of Sunderland; The National Media Museum, Bradford; Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music; The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation; Asia-Europe Foundation; The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation; The Japan Foundation and powers of 2.