Tomoko Hojo (JPN) – Lost and Found

Kotolňa, Strojárenská 3, Košice  27.11.2018 o 19.00

Opening of the exhibition: 27. 11. 2018 at 7 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: 28. 11. – 4. 12. 2018
Opening hours: MON – FRI, 4 – 6 p.m.
Kotolňa, Strojárenská 3, Košice

Tomoko Hojo is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher working within the field of experimental music and sound art who spent almost 2 months on a residency here in Košice within our project K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence.

Based on research about the legendary Slovak composer, musicologist, and intermedia artist Milan Adamčiak and his works, Tomoko Hojo presents five works with using scores, sounds, and visual images, in her exhibition ‘Lost and Found’. As a sound-based artist, Tomoko had an interest in Adamčiak’s massive body of work, and its social, political and cultural background, especially in the 1970s. The main research question underneath this project is ‘What is forgotten in the archive, and how can we imagine the lost/silenced voices?’. Through overlapping the general meaning of ’Lost and Found’, a place where things that people have lost are stored, this exhibition would welcome visitors to imagine and rediscover lost or ignored parts, which have been regarded as meaningless. Consequently, this will also bring new questions as ‘What is valuable?’ and ‘Who can decide it?’.

The residency program is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. The stay is also supported by Košice city and Creative Industry Košice. The residency is organized in cooperation with Youkobo Art Space.