Mieko Shiomi x Azusa Hashimoto
Beyond Time and Space—Inside the World of Mieko Shiomi
An interview with Mieko Shiomi, best known as a member of “Group Ongaku” and Fluxus. From the time Shiomi was led to a poetic action called an “event” through a spontaneous gesture performed while practicing musical improvisation, she has continued to work across the fields of music, art and performance. The interview will look back over the artist’s career spanning more than half a century, including her elegantly and globally developed artistic practice, and her new interpretations and performances of Fluxus since the 1990s that make use of electronics and programming. During Art Week Tokyo, a new work presented in an art bus, as well as its reference point, Happening for Sightseeing Bus Trip in Tokyo (1966), in which Shiomi was one of the participants, will also be introduced. Interviewed by Azusa Hashimoto, Curator at the National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Art Week Tokyo’s online talks program is organized by Arts Initiative Tokyo, a curatorial collective and alternative arts education initiative.