Untitled collaboration with Kanta Horio 2008
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Untitled collaboration with Kanta Horio

I was offered the opportunity by the theatre director of Chapter arts Centre, Cardiff, to invite a Japanese artist for a collaboration. Through contacts with Dorkbot Tokyo, I met in April 2008 Kanta Horio, an artist working in electronic performance and installation with a focus on sound. Kanta's low-tech/hi-tech approach and the straightforward esthetics of his work appealed to me, and I invited him.

Kanta came to Cardiff in October 2008 and we worked in my studio for 2 weeks, at the end of which we showed an installation/performance over a weekend. The work aimed to connect Kanta's delicate electro-magnetic sonic constructions with my robotic output. We also dug some BBC micros from my dusty shelves, and enjoyed a fruitful working period, geeky without excess.

Stage 2 of the collaboration will take place in Osaka in August 2009.

Top right photo by Lisa Heledd Jones.