TU_Invisible Movement (72dpi) 1

Takahiro Ueda
Installation shots of Invisible Movements No. 1, 2, 3, 2013
Quartz, Analog clock, Steel, Acrylic, Wood, Signal generator
Courtesy of the artist
Image: Shinji Minegishi

TU_Invisible Movement (72dpi) 2

Takahiro Ueda
Installation shots of Invisible Movements No. 1, 2, 3, 2013
Quartz, Analog clock, Steel, Acrylic, Wood, Signal generator
Courtesy of the artist
Image: Shinji Minegishi

TU_Invisible Movement (72dpi) 3

Takahiro Ueda
Installation shots of Invisible Movements No. 1, 2, 3, 2013
Quartz, Analog clock, Steel, Acrylic, Wood, Signal generator
Courtesy of the artist
Image: Shinji Minegishi

TU_Invisible Movement (72dpi) 4

Takahiro Ueda
Installation shots of Invisible Movements No. 1, 2, 3, 2013
Quartz, Analog clock, Steel, Acrylic, Wood, Signal generator
Courtesy of the artist
Image: Shinji Minegishi

TU_Invisible Movement (72dpi) 5

Takahiro Ueda
Installation shots of Invisible Movements No. 1, 2, 3, 2013
Quartz, Analog clock, Steel, Acrylic, Wood, Signal generator
Courtesy of the artist
Image: Shinji Minegishi

Takahiro Ueda

The practice of Takahiro Ueda is interdisciplinary, recalling a scientific researcher observing natural phenomena: atoms, chemical elements, sound vibrations, weather and environmental changes. His work is realised in collaboration with teams of experts including quartz miners, scientists and engineers.

Ueda combines technological experimentation and fine art – the audio-visual performance Track of At[o]m uses apparatus which receives a satellite radio wave for only 15 minutes when a satellite is overhead. The signal is interpreted as both information display and sound, adjusted according to interference of the signal by other human activities, and modulated by the artist.

In the exhibition at White Rainbow, he showcases Invisible Movement utilising naturally occurring phenomena to explore ideas around time. The work comprises a series of constructions built around quartz crystals, whose regular electronic oscillations pace clocks. Each construction contains two clocks: one using the same synthetic quartz as conventional watches, fabricated to time minutes and seconds, the other with natural quartz oscillating at its own pace. These measures of time will tick forever at a different pace – a quality resonating with our individual perceptions of time.

Takahiro Ueda (born 1986) lives and works in Berlin, and has received numerous grants and awards including The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (2013), DAAD (2012), Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award and Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation Scholarship (2011). His recent exhibitions are Travelling Theory, as part of the Fujinoyama Biennale 2014 in Shizuoka, and two editions of the traveling show, Echo (2008 – 2013) at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanian in Berlin and Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation), Cologne.

Born in Iwate, 1986
Lives and works in Berlin

Education

2010

MA in Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts

2008

BA in Oil Painting, Kanazawa Collage of Art

Exhibitions

2014

Traveling Theory, Fujinoyama Biennale 2014, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka

2013

Betwixt and Between, TS art project, Berlin
THE ECHO, Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation), Cologne
Tsuchiyu Arafudo Art Annual 2013, Tsuchiyu-onsen, Fukushima

2012

THE ECHO, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanian, Berlin
Cosmos, Gallery 5th people Project, Berlin

2011

v Romancer, island MEDIUM gallery, Tokyo
Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa

2010

Rokko Meets Art, Mt. Rokko, Kobe
island LOVES FRESH, island gallery, Chiba

2009

SOURCE .sight vol.2, SOURCE sight gallery, Tokyo
Haisshakkei Matsuri, Haisshakkei, Ibaragi
BOKUTO MACHI MISE 2009, Tokyo Artpoint Project, Tokyo
into gray, SPACE/ANNEX gallery, Tokyo

2006

Two Questions, OXYDOL gallery, Kanazawa
eARTh quake S-wave, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Ishikawa

Project 

2010 – 2011

Satellite sound / art project, Tokyo and Kanazawa

Grants and Awards

2013

The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Scholarship

2012

DAAD (Deutsch Akademisches Austausch Dienst Scholarship)

2011

Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award
Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation Scholarship

2010

Rokko Meets Art 2010 Art Award
Salon De Printemps Prize, Tokyo University of the Arts

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