Ei Arakawa, ‘Performance People (7360 Sukiyaki, December 17, 1973, 1800pm, Buffalo, NY)’, 2018, Mixed Media, LED strips on hand-dyed fabric, 2 LED transmitters, 10 power supplies, 2 SD cards, metal, wire, Galerie Fons Welters
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Ei Arakawa

Performance People (7360 Sukiyaki, December 17, 1973, 1800pm, Buffalo, NY), 2018

LED strips on hand-dyed fabric, 2 LED transmitters, 10 power supplies, 2 SD cards, metal, wire
79 1/10 × 60 3/5 × 13 in
201 × 154 × 33 cm
.
On loan
Location
Amsterdam
Medium
Image rights
Courtesy the artist and Meyer Kainer, Vienna.
Ei Arakawa
Japanese, b. 1977
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Ei Arakawa’s performative works, which are often collaborative, investigate the vernacular of art production. “In my performance, I always want there to be some relation to other projects I’ve done, or to projects my friends have done that have influenced me,” he has said. “I’m interested in the network and influence that exists among us. Each thread contributes to a constellation, and that space described by the constellation is important to me.” His works have kinship with Gutai and Fluxus, though Arakawa serves more as a director than a performance artist, deflecting attention from himself. His open-ended performances often find their origins in historical references, but the ensuing narratives and events are ultimately concerned with physical and inter-relational experience.

Ei Arakawa, ‘Performance People (7360 Sukiyaki, December 17, 1973, 1800pm, Buffalo, NY)’, 2018, Mixed Media, LED strips on hand-dyed fabric, 2 LED transmitters, 10 power supplies, 2 SD cards, metal, wire, Galerie Fons Welters
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Share
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Medium
Image rights
Courtesy the artist and Meyer Kainer, Vienna.
Ei Arakawa
Japanese, b. 1977
Follow

Ei Arakawa’s performative works, which are often collaborative, investigate the vernacular of art production. “In my performance, I always want there to be some relation to other projects I’ve done, or to projects my friends have done that have influenced me,” he has said. “I’m interested in the network and influence that exists among us. Each thread contributes to a constellation, and that space described by the constellation is important to me.” His works have kinship with Gutai and Fluxus, though Arakawa serves more as a director than a performance artist, deflecting attention from himself. His open-ended performances often find their origins in historical references, but the ensuing narratives and events are ultimately concerned with physical and inter-relational experience.

Ei Arakawa

Performance People (7360 Sukiyaki, December 17, 1973, 1800pm, Buffalo, NY), 2018

LED strips on hand-dyed fabric, 2 LED transmitters, 10 power supplies, 2 SD cards, metal, wire
79 1/10 × 60 3/5 × 13 in
201 × 154 × 33 cm
.
On loan
Location
Amsterdam
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