EN is a Japanese homophone with the meaning of Circle ( 円 ), Connection ( 縁 ), and Feast ( 宴 ). EN04 is a sonic light sculpture exploring an optical illusion created by invisible circles through public interaction. Open by appointment Nov. 20 – Nov. 22. Call 212-431-1130
Installation open to the Public: Saturday – Sunday, 4-7 PM
Meet the Artist: Friday, November 17th, 7PM
596 Broadway Suite 602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
CHiKA is a Japanese-born, New York-based New Media Artist.
Working as a graphic designer in the commercial industry and the underground experimental audiovisual scene for a decade in New York City has strongly influenced her artistic practice, shifting it from a one-way communication to the audience into a fully interactive experience that uses technology to establish a moment of co-creation with the public.
Her work creates what she describes as the symphony of light: creating minimalist geometric shapes and visuals that explore dark space while inviting people to reinvent themselves through the relationship between objects and visual images. Light and sound are the main elements she uses in her installations, which are ultimately a visual performance that experiments with improvisational communication and immediate interaction with the audience in real time.
Her work has shown in numerous international venues and festivals, including Metropolitan Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, NY Hall of Science, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Matadero Madrid, and International Biennial Contemporary Art ULA-2010, Mapping Festival, Mutek, Dumbo Art Festival and among others.
More of CHiKA’s work can be found here: http://www.imagima.com