Rie Nakajima is a Japanese artist (sculptor) based in London working with installations and performances that produce sound. We play together since a few years, more intensively since 2016.
NEW : Something about our new boxes
Tin cans, whistles, locomotive suspension springs, porcelain bowls, compressor top bells, ping pong balls, agave dry leaves, sponges, steel wires, branches, paper foils, plastic bags, silver papers, pink gloves, piano, balloons, buckets, feathers, water, scraps, peebles, flower pots, guitar, metal tubes, paulownia tree seeds, pearls, bamboo sticks, logs, bones, stones, filter queens...
RN and PB have been creating various ways to vibrate things so that their acoustic shadows dance around : invisible air volumes that reshape constantly, move in the space, enter in the most secret places and inside ourselves. A way to get closer to things inherent spirits is to listen to them. Eventually encouraging them to produce sounds and resonate by various means : to hit, caress, shake, beat, scrape, scratch, claw, boil, clap, rattle, rock, throw, move, magnetize, clamp, cook, pinch, galvanize, motorize, bow, blow, pluck, heath up, let flow, freeze, drop, drip, connect, roll, mix, extend, sing...
Next concerts : 2019 :
Nothing for the moment...Next fall probably...
BLURBS and REVIEWS :
A text by David Toop where he tells about one of our performance.
Past concerts and activities :
2019 : November 5
Dead Plants & Living Objects with Rie Nakajima, Besancon FRAC (+ Galileo)
Dead Plants & Living Objects with Rie Nakajima, La Casa Ensamblá, Seville
Exhibition and performance on the opening ’Dead Plants & Living Objects’ by Pierre Berthet and Rie Nakajima, Vostell-Marpartida Museum, Marpartida It will be exhibited for 3 months
Dead Plants & Living Objects with Rie Nakajima, Phono, Barcelona
Dead Plants & Living Objects with RN, Queen’s University, Belfast
Dead Plants & Living Objects with RN, St Finian’s Church, 23 Adelaide Rd, Dublin
Dead Plants & Living Objects with RN, Fuse Art Space, Bradford
Dead Plants & Living Objects with RN, Iklectik, London + Galileo April 23 : Vilnius
May 5 : Brussels
May 15 : Den Haag
March 11-27 : residency in Bilbao at Azkuna
March 27 : concert
Nov.10 : San Sebastian, Tabakalera (DPLO with Rie Nakajima)
Nov.22 : Labège, near Toulouse, Maison Salvan
Nov.23 : Bordeaux
Dec.14 : Porto, Sonoscopia.
Sept.5 : Geneva, Cave 12
Sept.6 : Luzern
Kulture in Graz, 21 June 2018, Graz
Punktum, 19 June 2018, Prague 2018, Prague
Künstlerhaus Ulm, Stiege, 15 June 2018, Ulm
IKON Gallery, 3 June 2018, Birmingham
Journée zen à Boverie, Le parc de la Boverie, 10 May 2018, Liege
Castello di Apricale, 6 May 2018, Apricale
Hybrida, 8 April 2018, Tarcento
March 31 : Napoli
Nov.25 : Wiesbaden
Oct.20 : Bratislava
Oct.22 : Brno
Oct.24 : Prag
Oct.25 : Jihlava
September 22, Brussels, Atelier Claus
September 28, de Doelen, Rotterdam : DPLO (with RN)+ Tom Johnson’s Galileo
July 18, Linz (Austria), bb15 Gallery (supported by WBI)
September 10, Eupen (Belgium), Meacusma Festival. I don’t find the timing on the website, but we’ll play on the 10th at 14:30
June 1-4 : Porto (supported by WBI)
May 6-7 : Glasgow, Festival Tectonics
May 10 : London, Oto Project Space
Sonic Protest Festival tour March 11-17 :
March 11 and 12, 17:00 :Montreuil (Paris)
March 13 : Angers
March 14 : Bordeaux
March 16 : Toulouse
March 19 : Rousset-les-Vignes (France, Drôme, small village a little further south)
March 28 : Brussels, zennestraat 84 rue de la senne
Sydney Noland Trust, Presteigne, Wales, 19 nov (residency nov. 16->19)
Idle Chater, Manchester, 13 nov.
Algomech festival, sheffield, 12 nov. (residency nov 9->11)
Iklektic, London, 7 nov.
Silver road , London, 5 nov.
Villa Manine (with Renato Renaldi), 20 oct.2016 Udine (residency oct.1->20)
Zonder Stroom curated by Extrapool, Hurtus Botanic, 26 August 2016, Nijmegen
Koffee & Ambacht, 25 August 2016, Rotterdam
Bains Argentiques, 9 July 2016, Nantes
Fuse, 6 July 2016, Bradford
CA2M, 16 June 2016, Madrid
Secret Florence, Sala Ferri, Gabinetto Vieusseux, 11 June 2016, Firenze
Kilowatt, curated by MU, 9 June 2016, Bologna
O’, 8 June 2016, Milano
Atelier de l’étoile, 19 April 2016, Besançon
Cave 12, 17 April 2016, Geneva
Teatro Palamostre, 14 April 2016, Udine
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, 12 April 2016, Ljubljana
Galleria Poggiali e Forconi, 8 April 2016, Firenze
OOR, 5, April 2016, Zurich
Flatterschafft, 4 April 2016, Basel
Lots of the tours and concerts of DPLO received the kind help of WBI (Wallonie Bruxelles International)
Lot of the music played during their concerts and installations were created with the help of the "Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles"