Rie Nakajima


I haven’t read or listened anything particularly…this is incredibly disappointing part of my lockdown life :) 


I watched Chibi Maruko-chan, the Japanese animation mostly. 


I did lots of fixing. Darning socks, coats and trousers, painting walls, repairing chairs etc.  Also I picked flower from my daily walk to bring back some nature to my flat as i don’t have a garden, and then i felt sorry to them so i pressed them in books, and i made some collage with them. Then I did some recordings for O YAMA O and some other recordings for new works, and I made a sculpture called ‘seven days bird songs’ from 14-20 May online. Very recently I did a conversation with David Toop over emails on sculpture that we would like to publish sometime somehow.  

Rie Nakajima is a Japanese artist working with installations and performances that produce sound. Her works are most often composed in direct response to unique architectural spaces using a combination of kinetic devices and found objects. Fusing sculpture and sound, her artistic practice is open to chance and the influence of others, raising important questions about the definition of art. She has exhibited and performed worldwide. Her first major solo exhibition was held at IKON Gallery in Birmingham in 2018. She has also collaborated with Museo Vostell Malpartida (Cáceres), Tate Modern (London), Serralves Museum (Porto), ShugoArts (Tokyo), Hara Museum (Tokyo), The Hepworthwakefield (Wakefield), Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin) and Cafe OTO (London). Her frequent collaborators includes David Cunningham, Keiko Yamamoto, Pierre Berthet, Marie Roux, Billy Steiger, David Toop, Akira Sakata among others. In 2014 she received Art Foundation Award in the category of Experimental Music.

Rie Nakajima