Ryota Kuwakubo, Prepared Radios, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Ryota Kuwakubo, Prepared Radios, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Ryota Kuwakubo, Prepared Radios, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Ryota Kuwakubo, Prepared Radios, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Ryota Kuwakubo, Prepared Radios, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Japanese artist and designer Ryota Kuwakubo makes simple but thought-provoking items including jewellery and sculpture. For his AV Festival 08 exhibition he presented us with handmade radios adapted to filter out vowel sounds, transmitting just consonants.

Biography
Ryota Kuwakubo is a Japanese multimedia artist, born in 1971 in Tochigi Prefecture. In 1998 he co-produced the project BITMAN with the art unit Maywa Denki. Kuwakubo works with various mediums, most commonly utilising digital or electronic technologies; a typical theme of his work is around contrasting matter.

Credit
Curated and produced by AV Festival 08. UK Premiere.

Ryota Kuwakubo: Prepared Radios

FREE

Preview: Thu 6 March 2008, 6-8pm

Thu 28 February - Sat 8 March 2008

Design Centre

University of Sunderland
City Campus
St Michael's Way
Sunderland SR1 3SD

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Mon – Sat 10am-5pm