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Dead Plants and Living Objects with Rie Nakajima.

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.

Next concerts and activities :

December 2021: New CD out:

June 25 2021: Festival "Back to the tree", Besançon

NEW: Something about our new boxes

video documentation about our exhibition at Museo Vostel-Malpartida, Extremadura, Spain, (until febr 2).

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...


A text by David Toop where he tells about one of our performance.


Tectonic Glasgow Festival review

Review of our Milano performance


short extracts of a concert at Sonic Protest Festival 2017

Atelier Claus, Brussels, sept.2017

Short extract of a concert in Munster (G)

A wind harp in Frioul

a concert in Udine, april 2016

a concert in Sheffield, november 2016

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Sydney Noland Trust

A concert in Graz, june 21, 2018:


Porto, Garden of Virtues, 2017 photos

Eupen, Meakusma festival 2017 photos

Past concerts and activities :


September 23-26: Seanaps Festival, Leipzig

September 19: Rockefeller foundation, Dresden

September 12: Festival Klang Moor Schopfe 2021, Switzerland concert with Rie Nakajima


August 21: Ulm (Germany) + 6 weeks exhibition: Griesbad Gallery

September 25: Brussels, la chambre de l’art et de la culture

September 26: Ottignies, bois des rêves, more infos soon

2019: August 21: Ulm (Germany) + 6 weeks exhibition

November 5: FRAC Besancon

November 6: Ecole d’art de Belfort

October 24: La Casa Ensamblá, Seville

October 17-Febr. 2: Exhibition and performance on the opening, Vostell-Marpartida Museum, Marpartida

October 8: Phonos, Barcelona

Setptember 26: Queen’s University, Belfast

Setptember 20: St Finian’s Church, 23 Adelaide Rd, Dublin

Setptember 18: , Fuse Art Space, Bradford

Setptember 14: Iklectik, London + Galileo

April 23: Vilnius

May 5: Brussels

May 15: Den Haag

March 11-27: residency in Bilbao at Azkuna Centrao

March 27: concert at Azkuna Centrao


Nov.10: San Sebastian, Tabakalera

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 International documentary film festival, performance.

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: Seralves festival Porto

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 18: Saillans (France, Drôme), special guest: Marie Bouchacourt (drawings)

March 19: Rousset-les-Vignes (France, Drôme, small village a little further south)

March 24: Munster (Germany) + exhibition until April 28

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"

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