Mohri studied media art with sound art (which she prefers to call “music without musicians”), at the University of Tokyo, and has collaborated with leading Japanese avant-garde musicians Otomo Yoshihide and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Through “sensing hidden energy, usually ignored”, Mohri’s work brings together image, sound and narrative, and asks “how nature and un-nature could have a relationship?”
Mohri talked to Studio International before the opening of her exhibition Moré Moré [Leaky] and explained some of her inspirations and processes.
Yuko Mohri: Moré Moré [Leaky]
White Rainbow, London
9 February – 11 March 2017
Interview by MK PALOMAR
Filmed by MARTIN KENNEDY
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