AV Festival 08 and the Sunderland Digital Research Lab commissioned emerging Japanese media artist Yuko Mohri to make a new work for the Festival about our broadcasting heritage and shared future.
The artist undertook the first stage of her UK residency at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum. This led her to the work of TV pioneer John Logie Baird and his great great grandson, Iain, curator of television at The National Media Museum, Bradford, and an expert on his ancestor’s work. The resulting exhibition produced during a joint residency with /sLab and The National Media Museum reflected Yuko Mohri’s take on our old and new broadcast technologies.
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. World Premiere.
Preview: Wed 28 February 2008, 6-8pm
Wed 28 February – Sun 9 May 2008
Newcastle NE1 4JA
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