Artists

Shiomi Mieko graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts’ Department of Musicology in 1961. During her student days, she formed Group Ongaku together with fellow students and experimented with tape music and improvisation. In 1964, Shiomi moved to the USA and became a member of Fluxus. In 1965, she started her “Spatial Poem” series. Following her return to Japan, she developed the gesture of the “event” as performance art. In 1970, she relocated to the city of Osaka. Starting with the Fluxus festival in Venice in 1990, she took part in numerous Fluxus projects held all over the world and in her home of Japan. Having become interested in electronic technologies in the 1990s, she began to implement them into her transmedial performances. Shiomi continues to work in a variety of fields and genres today, including visual art, performance art and music compositions. Since 2014, Shiomi is also active as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Archival Research Center in Kyoto City University of the Arts.

Shiomi Mieko’s Contemporary Art exhibition includes her new work <Spatial Poem: moving event> (2022 version) as well as nine documents and publications related to her Spatial Poem series (1965–75) collected from several Japanese art museums.

For Aichi Triennale 2022’s Performing Arts program, Shiomi selects performance works from her Events series from 1966 until today, including new works, in accordance with the festival’s theme “STILL ALIVE,” and presents two programs titled “Performing Words and Concepts” and “Piano × Performance”.

Selected Works & Awards
2014
Fluxus in Japan 2014, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2013
Mieko Shiomi and Fluxus, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2001
Fluxus Trial, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
1995
Fluxus Balance & Balance Poems (solo), Galerie J&J Donguy, Paris, France
1994
Fluxus Media Opera, Xebec Hall, Kobe, Japan
1990
Fluxus Festival, Venice, Italy
  • Spatial Poem / book, 1976

Performances

Shiomi Mieko Performance Work─ The World of Sounds, Words and Actions ─
“Performing Words and Concepts”

MUSIC

PERFORMANCE

  • © Yaeichi
Dates
Sat, Aug 6, 10:30 / 15:00
Duration
45 min.
Tickets
Adults ¥2,000
U25 ¥1,500
Double bill ticket ¥3,000

・Door tickets for adults, and U25 cost an additional ¥500.

Note
Children below school age are not permitted.
Venue
Large Rehearsal Room, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (B2)
Access
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.
Performance brochure
Available after the performance
Performers:
Hashimoto Reiko
Hashizume Kosuke
Kaminaka Asami
Morimoto Yuri
Nakamura Keisuke
Oi Takuya
Uematsu Takuma
Yamane Akiko

Performances

Shiomi Mieko Performance Work─ The World of Sounds, Words and Actions ─
“Piano × Performance”

MUSIC

PERFORMANCE

  • Photo: Hideto Maezawa
  • Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Dates
Sat, Aug 6, 12:00 / 16:30
Duration
45 min.
Tickets
Adults ¥2,000
U25 ¥1,500
Double bill ticket ¥3,000

・Door tickets for adults, and U25 cost an additional ¥500.

Note
Children below school age are not permitted.
Venue
Large Rehearsal Room, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (B2)
Access
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.
Performance brochure
Available after the performance
Performers:
Hashimoto Reiko
Hashizume Kosuke
Kaminaka Asami
Morimoto Yuri
Nakamura Keisuke
Oi Takuya
Uematsu Takuma
Yamane Akiko

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