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Ei Wada (Japan)

UK Premiere of new work by Japanese artist Ei Wada, commissioned for NEoN. Ei Wada uses old electric instruments and computers to create multiple instrument performance arrangements and installations. His work is performative, engaging and very immersive. The installations are authentic home-made systems – wires, old TVs, hacked videocassettes – and exemplify a strong DIY aesthetic. Often loud and abstract, his re-contextualised and modified technologies have the ability to mesmerize a crowd.

Ei Wada lives and works in Tokyo. Besides using old open-reel recorders as an instrument to perform with Open Reel Ensemble, he also constructed the one-man performance installation Braun Tube Jazz Band, made of Braun Tube Monitors. His activities involve performances in Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Korea and several other countries.

The exhibition opening will include live performance.

Supported by New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund with investment from Creative Scotland.

Venue: Visual Research Centre
Where: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Nethergate, DD1 4ED
Preview: Thursday 12th November, 7 pm – 9 pm
When: Then continues through to 4th December
This preview is free but booking is essential – book here
Thereafter at these following times until 5th December
Monday – 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday – 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday– 10 am – 8 pm
Friday – 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday – 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday – 10 am – 2 pm