Tokyo Midtown

UJINO, “Lecture Performance”

Performance View, "ETHER 09," Southbank Centre, 2009 Courtesy of Southbank Centre

5/26 23:00 - 23:30
Tokyo Midtown Canopy Square
[Participation fee]
Dragonhead House is a sound sculpture which works with flickering light and sound. This is the Roppongi version of the “Dragonhead” series in which a car is transformed into “jaws”. The artist, who is a main program artist of Roppongi Art Night 2018, will stage a performance while speaking about this work.



Born in Tokyo in 1964 and is currently living there. He graduated with a B.A. in Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Among his solo exhibitions are “Ujino and the Rotators” (Hayward Gallery Project Space, 2009) and “Lives in Japan” (Yamamoto Gendai, 2018). He also participated in the Yokohama Triennale 2017. Based on his “material world research” into the mass consumption society of the second half of the 20th Century, he reconstructs everyday techniques and objects, including musical instruments, furniture, home appliances, cars and used records, in his work on The Rotators, a project that combines sound, sculpture and performance to redefine contemporary culture.