Tomoko Hojo with Andrea Giolai

Season 2, Episode 3,   Nov 03, 2023, 12:00 PM

Tomoko Hojo is an artist working with the fluidity between sound, music and performance. Recently she has been working on the theme of what makes (women’s) silenced voices audible in history, with a special focus on Japanese women who developed relationships with western countries, such as Yoko Ono and Sadayakko Kawakami. Her works have been exhibited and performed at Tate Modern (London), Issue Project Room (NYC),  ZKM (Karlstuhe), Emily Harvey Foundation (NYC), Contemporary Art Center Aomori (Japan),  SA))_gallery (Moscow), Scandinavia House (NYC),  Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin), TOKAS Hongo (Tokyo),  IKLECTIK (London), mh PROJECT (NYC / Japan). In 2023, Tomoko published ‘Unfinished Descriptions’ through Yoin press. This exhibition catalogue documents a show based on research on Yoko Ono and her exhibition in 1966 in London.

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Andrea Giolai is an Assistant Professor (in Dutch, an UD) of Ethnography and Performing Arts of Japan at Leiden University. He teaches and conducts research on sound, the body, musical heritage and its reconstructions. His current project on ‘Sonic environmentalism and Japanese intangible heritage’ is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).