October 26th, 2014 New York City

Aki Sasamoto’s performance involved the artist using red, green and black colored markers on a white board to draw diagrams, numbers, writings, and other scribbles accompanied by her continuous, sharp and humorous dialogue through which many things get broken down to their core, including the foes and joys of riding NYC subway lines and people in the world belonging or not belonging to four category types: normal, Tink or Tinkerbelle likes, odds and bullies… their positions, likes, dislikes, failures and successes re-enacted and re-improvised for FIELD MEETING as part of Sasamoto’s initial “Strange Attractor” performance, carried out within her installation for the 2010 Whitney Biennial.

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Bio – Aki SASAMOTO (New York)
Aki Sasamoto is a New York-based artist, who works in performance, sculpture, dance, and whatever more medium that takes to get her ideas across. In her installation/performance works, Aki moves and talks inside the careful arrangements of sculpturally altered objects, activating bizarre emotions behind daily life. Her works appear in theater spaces, gallery spaces, as well as in odd outdoor sites. Shown in exhibitions at Mori Museum, Take Ninagawa, Yokohama Triennale 2008, Japan; Gwangju Biennial 2012, South Korea; Chocolate Factory Theater, the Kitchen, Soloway, Whitney Biennial 2010 at Whitney Museum, Greater New York 2010 at MOMA-PS1, New York; and numerous other international and domestic venues. Besides her own work, she has collaborated with visual artists, musicians, choreographers, mathematicians, and scholars. Aki is also a co-founder of the nonprofit interdisciplinary organization, Culture Push Inc.

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Aki Sasamoto, Sunny in the Furnace, Performance. Originally performed at The Kitchen, New York City, Photo: Julieta Cervantes. Courtesy of the artist