May 30th - June 29th, 2008
Opening Friday, May 30th, 7-9pm
I Like Everything To Be Different
Would You Like It HARD?, Would You Like It SOFT?
May I Double The Intimacy, May I Double the...
Meet Me After Nightfall
You Can Tell Me In My Face
I See No Reason Searching For Sensations
I work with a diverse range of mediums involving performance, sound, video, printmaking, and ceramic.
In my earlier works (1999-2003) I have presented video recordings of my own interventions in public spaces as institutions. My responsibility was to look the ambivalent nature of how specific individual acts are interpreted. The public arena, including a mortuary, a Chanel boutique, and Speakers' Corner of Hyde Park in London, become stages for appropriate or inappropriate behaviour.
In the recent video piece v.o.y.a.g.e (2006), I am interested in how we ritually invent our own occult mode of suffering. In this video, I have directed and performed a love song accompanied with a physically challenged artist, Lucy Apple, which was staged on the raft built in a chroma-key studio. I use economic lyricism, which shares some attributes of Haiku, and low-tech video/sound effects resonate, building to a hallucinatory epic. A personal, visionary metamorphosis of the dystopian heroism emerges.
An ongoing body of my practice, the performance work explores the dynamic between spoken words and sound (both electronic and traditional) within my own interpretive choreography. The integral ingredients in the work reflect the paradoxical temperament of experimental live performance, and of the improvisation that is essentially entertaining, although it underlines the subversion of the void in the spoken word.
Born in Osaka, Japan
MFA, Fine Art (Painting), Slade School of Art, 2006
BA (Hons), Fine Art (Media), Chelsea Collage of Arts, 2002
Lives and works in London
Rivington Arms is pleased to present Uruma's first solo exhibition in the United States. For more information and images please contact the gallery.