POW! at Fold Gallery

11 06 2011

IT’S TONIGHT! If you can’t join in person please join online and if not tonight than you can watch the recorded version later…..SO EASY! Don’t we all just love easy to access performances?





Afternoon Tea with WW Gallery

26 05 2011

Just around the corner!

I will be showing a new piece especially made for Afternoon Tea with WW Gallery.  The exhibition is part of the ‘UK at the Venice Biennale’ programme and the wider Biennale collateral exhibitions, 54th Venice Biennale, 30 May – 12 June, Venice, Italy.  The Quaffers Pavilion, 1960 Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy.

http://www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com/venicebiennale.htm





Open Draw Japan Fundraiser

5 05 2011

If you’re in the London please come and show your support to OPEN DRAW Japan Fundraiser where I have donated a piece to the cause.  Any contribution would help those in need.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Draw/195581360481403?sk=app_135607783795

http://opendraw.eventbrite.com/

The event will take place Wednesday, 25 May from 6.30-9.30 PM

ASC Artists’ Studio Company – 128 Blackfriars Road London SE1





Japan Relief Auction at Fold Gallery

4 04 2011

I will be performing Friday April 8th 6-8pm at Fold Gallery London as part of a Japan Relief Art Auction.  Junko Otake and Fold Gallery London have organized the event in light of the recent crisis in Japan.  All proceeds will be donated to the British Red Cross.

http://www.foldgallery.com/index.php?title=Silent_Auction_for_Japan_Relief

My performance will be streamed over the web from Toronto.  I will be interacting with an envelope which will be auctioned off for the event.

 

If you’d like to see how my performance went for ASHITA: Artists for Japan you can check out the photos here :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/makoto2007/5573543538/in/set-72157626384835016/

The event was hugely successful and I am grateful and proud to have taken part.





BYOB Toronto

22 02 2011

Great News! I’ll be performing at BYOB Toronto.  It will take place at TPW Gallery on March 10, 8-11 PM. Make sure you check out BYOB Worldwide.

http://www.byobworldwide.com/post/3416531661





Update

23 01 2011

What a brilliant night we all had! Stay tuned for the next internet based performance night. Coming soon to a computer screen near you.





Point of Conversation

10 01 2011

Curated by Natasha Bailey in Collaboration with 918 Bathurst in Toronto and Junko Otake with 3331 Gallery in Tokyo Japan.  Friday January 14th from 9.30pm to midnight.  A night of Performance and Video by artists in Toronto Canada, London UK, and Tokyo Japan.

The manner in which we use language determines the success of a conversation.  In Points of Conversation the art of communication becomes synonymous with the relationship of Art and language.  The performances and videos explore our daily frustration and love of using language(s); the incompatibility and compatibility of language(s) and the anxiety that we sometimes experience when we cannot properly connect words into a comprehensive flow.

Technology has allowed for fast and easy access to communication.  Dialogue travels across oceans and continents connecting people and places through digital media. The traveling of pixels and sound waves can results in the straining and fragmentation of information and language.  The communication of digital code along its journey can become miss-sequenced and abstracted resulting in a message from a broken telephone.  At its destination the message is reassembled into a digital conversation of human speech.  Artwork that is being streamed online allows the artist access to a global audience directly from their studio.

Artists include: Natasha Bailey & Junko Otake, Sam Belinfante, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Holly slingsby, Amanda Wasielewski and Danielle Williams.

http://junkootake.com/

please follow the links bellow for live performance streaming:

Junko and Natasha’s performance can be found live at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/from-t-to-t-japan

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/from-t-to-t-canada

Fransisco-Fernando Granados’s performance can be found live at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fragments