SEVEN : Reticence – the way they are and other works 2017 – 2019 : Ryoko Akama
Reticence – the way they are and other works 2017 – 2019
by Ryoko Akama
Limited : 50 only / price : £7 / 24 pages / newspaper broadsheet size(350mm*750mm) endorsed but not stapled
designed by redvirginsoil
preorder now to receive the publication on 5th September!!
In the world of lock-down, mumei launched a new collaboration with ame in order to work on three newspaper publications. They are called mumei seven, mumei eight and mumei nine. Seven and Eight will be published on September 5th, followed by nine on October 31st.
This edition, mumei 7, is a collection of Akama’s installation and performance works between 2017 and 2019. The 24 page worth of photography is intricately and thoughtfully designed by Stephen Harvey, examining her aesthetics and ideas behind the works. Akama‘s ever-first solo book reveals how much her works contains ideas and expressions though none of them are quite explicit. This board sheet size newspaper is truly the beauty to keep in the shelf as well as use each page as a poster.
Special thanks to Yorkshire Sculpture International & The Krzysztof Kieślowski Archives (In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation).
Ryoko Akama works with installations and sounds who approaches listening situations that magnify silence, time and space. Her sculptural work engages with mundane objects and invisible energies such as magnetism and gravity, employing small and fragile objects such as paper balloons and glass bottles in order to create tiny aural and visual occurrences that embody ‘almost nothing’ aesthetics. She also composes text scores and performs a diversity of alternative scores in collaboration with other artists and musicians. She is an artistic director for ame and co-runs the independent publisher mumei publishing and melange edition.
Selected installations include: the way they are (Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2019, UK), composition of happiness (Spanien19C, 2019, Denmark), kosetsu (Stedelijk Museum, 2019, Amsterdam), ploughs and harrows (Konfrontation Festival, 2018, Austria), listening with the city (Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, 2018, Germany), odds and ends (Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, 2018, Poland), loiner or (Industrial Museum of Leeds, 2018, UK), Object Migration (Avant Art Festival + Sanatorium Dźwięku, 2017, Poland) and 1→ 5 (Uppsala Art Museum, 2016, Sweden).