“Observation of the Senses,” photo: Hideto Maezawa, 2015

I/O: Chamber of a Musical Composer

2014

Suspended rolls of paper touch the ground as they move along it, picking up dirt and becoming stained as they go. This dirt and dust is then read as a musical score and automatically played by various musical instruments.
Using self-made musical instruments handed down to her by Victor Clark Searle, an American who immigrated to Japan in the 1950s, was active as an organist and educator, and passed away in 2012, Mohri reconfigured them and turned them into new artworks.
The instruments made by a musician who died far away from home would have deteriorated if left abandoned. Instead, Mohri brought them to life again in a different form. A musical instrument, softly played all by itself, and a piece of paper resounding faintly, like clothes rustling — the world conjured up by these sounds seems to resemble a requiem for lost things and people. See also the exhibition Mohri directed, “Observation of the Senses, 2015.”

“Yokohama Triennale 2014,” photo: Yuichiro Tanaka (Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale)

“Yokohama Triennale 2014,” photo: Yuko Mohri

photo: Yuko Mohri, 2014

photo: Yuko Mohri, 2014

photo: Masahito Yamamoto, 2014

photo: Yuko Mohri, 2014

I/O: Chamber of a Musical Composer
Materials: Paper, wood, Acrylic, dust, blind, fork, organ, drums, wind-bell, toolbox, etc.
Size: 294 × 609 × 802 cm (Dimension variable)
Form: Installation

I/O: Chamber of a Musical Composer