White Elephant / Fukushima Daiichi No.4 Reactor

White Elephant / Fukushima Daiichi No.4 Reactor 2013 photo: Kio Griffith


Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
8F Gallery G


Born 1963 in Kanagawa
Based in Los Angeles, USA and Japan

Kio Griffith is a visual/sound artist, curator and editor producing diverse trajectory projects between the U.S. and Japan. His recent work posits not simply reflections of his pan-nationality but also of pan-sensory experience. Fine-tuning of the listening experience develops through exposure to the auditory chaos of discordance, euphonies and speech. Further research by mining historical sociolinguistics references amplifies awareness of temporal events past, present and future. Griffith reconstitutes ‘optiphonic’ paradigms into an immersive social communal experience by breathing new life into what may be lost in generational transference. For the 2016 Aichi Triennale installation, colors index recordings of voices, languages and dialects from the people of the Pan Pacific and beyond, cadence of susurrations pervading mankind and nature, continually flitting across shades of thoughts and dimly-discovered tonalities.