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o.blaat was named after 'oblaat' - flavourless, melting, semi-transparant thin edible paper, exists only to melt and disappear. In Japan, it was used to wrap bitter medicine (esp. for children easy to swallow it), and candies (not to stick together in hot climate.) o.blaat creates environment and situations where sounds being heard, sounds for circumstances, sounds for bones and spines. o.blaat is curious to experiment one's relationship with sounds. o.blaat is personal, and love to create massive mess to disappear into.
o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi) - JP/US - crónica, share.dj
Based in Brooklyn, New York, sound artivist, composer, core member of
SHARE (http://share.dj - an emergent art community and forum), o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi) is known for her sound works formed through experiments in restructuring and analyzing one's relationship with sounds via kinesthetic response as well as aural cognition in sociological and environmental context.
She has performed at venues worldwide, including recent MUTEK 07 festival, Montreal, Canada; Ultrahang 07 festival, Budapest, Hungary; Whitney Museum of Art, NYC; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Museum, NYC; Netmage 06 festival and Interferenze Festival 2006 in Italy; City Sonic 06 festival in Belgium; Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria; National Gallery as a part of Prague Biennale 2005 in Czech Republic; Tate Britain and Fortescue Avenue Gallery in UK. Upcoming project includes a concert at ICA Philadelphia curated by Christian Marclay, and a project with Merce Cunningham Dance Company at DIA/Beacon.
She has collaborated with numerous artists including: Ikue Mori, Christian Marclay, DJ Olive, Miguel Frasconi, Marina Rosenfeld, Lary 7, Eyvind Kang, Sachiko M, Tetsuji Akiyama, Aki Onda, Toshio Kajiwara, Kaffe Matthews, Ralph Steinbrüchel, Anthony Coleman, Kurt Ralske, Lukasz Lysakowski, HC Gilje, Klaus Filip, Nobukazu Takemura, Ryuichi Sakamoto, among many others.
She was a recipient for Harvestworks' Artist-In-Residence 04-5. Uenishi is currently an artist-in-residence at Brooklyn College (CUNY) Center for Computer Music for 06-7. Upcoming residency includes Binauralmedia.org in Nodar, Portugal in October, 07.
http://myspace.com/oblaat (viewable w/ firefox only)
http://share.dj (in transition to move to a new server)
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