"Achi Kochi" (Engl. "here and there")
Installations and performances that Nakajima develops in the course of The Sound in exchange with her artist colleagues Miki Yui, hans w. koch and Pierre Berthet.
Wooden bridge on Bleer Straße, June 8
In den Kämpen, June 25
on the banks of the Rhine, ten minutes walk from the Info-Point / Am Werth, July 2
Information on places and the dates of the performances can be found below and here in the program.
"Achi Kochi" referred to a month-long journey with small, sounding objects in the public space between Marienburgpark and the banks of the Rhine in Monheim am Rhein.
The work included several sound installations and performances in which the artists used materials found at the sites, which gradually changed during the exhibition according to their materiality, the weather and the way they were handled.
The journey began in a small area of trees near the wooden bridge on Bleer Street near Marienburg Park.At each of the other stops, Nakajima and her fellow artists created site-specific and ephemeral works that were finally presented in a performative staging.
Rie Nakajima designed and presented the works and stagings together with the Düsseldorf-based Japanese artist colleague Miki Yui and with her artist colleagues Prof. hans w. koch from Cologne and Pierre Berthet from Liège.
Places and times were:
1. tree area in the flood protection area - work on the installation from 3 June.
2. wooden bridge footpath at Bleer Straße (Nakajima and Yui) - work on the installation from 8 June
Presentation on 10 June, 7 pm
3. row of trees at In den Kämpen – footpath towards the Rhine (Nakajima and koch) – work on the installation from 22 June
Presentation on 25 June, 4 pm
4. on the banks of the Rhine, ten minutes walk from the Info-Point / Am Werth (Nakajima and Berthet)
Presentation on 2 July, 6 pm
Nakajima works with the idea that there are flows in nature and between people in Monheim, like the wind, like a conversation here and there.
Rie Nakajima is a sculptor living in London. She works on installations and performances by responding to the physical character of spaces with a combination of motorized devices and found objects. Merging sculpture and sound, her artistic work is open to chance and outside influence. She has exhibited and performed around the world. Her first major solo exhibition was at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. She has also collaborated with Museo Vostell Malpartida Cáceres, Serralves Museum Porto, Shugo Arts Tokyo, Hara Museum Tokyo, and Cafe OTO London.
Her frequent collaborators include David Cunningham, Keiko Yamamoto, David Toop, Haruko Nakajima and Akira Sakata.