Bells (2019 – on going)
Bells is a an aural and visual composition made from a collection of glass and ceramic hand bells selected from thrift shops and flea markets in New York. While experimenting with various techniques that change the resonance of the bells as they are rung, they are also used as filters of light to create patterns with the shadows they cast. An approach that invokes quasi-ethnographic methods of preserving objects and exploring how their former owners may have used them, the objective is to recall lost sounds and sense histories that would otherwise be erased. The twenty-minute piece is accompanied by live video projections from Brooklyn-based artist Moko Fukuyama.
Aki Onda: bells, lights
Moko Fukuyama: video projections
2019 Roulette Intermedium (Co-presented by Outpost Artists Resources), New York, USA upcoming