You and bach

installation (2006)

For the Biennale of Sydney in 2006, Tomoko presented an installation you and bach, made for the Sydney Opera House. you and bach is an installation that contains a midi piano, glass, sound and light. It is presented in a distinct concert environment, but she, the pianist, shows everything but herself. In presenting the work she has gone one step further in staging a recital as a piece in which the recitalist as the protagonist disappears. By making visible the modern disembodied experience of musical performance, the work becomes the trace of its authorship that, in turn, by virtue of its recording, becomes the potential site in which you meet yourself and others.


concept: Tomoko Mukaiyama
lighting design: FIRST DESIGN SYSTEM INC.
construction: SUWA


The Biennale of Sydney, curated by Charles Merewither