The Sound of the Left Nose, Untitled Keyboard Piece, The Sound of the Right Nose, 2021, music, 6min 1sec, Edition: 10＋AP
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Dan Isomura's work is an ode to the human condition from a pluralistic perspective, in response to vernacular phenomena. The work is inspired by the precarious and limited role of language, as in the case of the Japanese letter "ん", which is a single character but has multiple, slightly different pronunciations. Thinking about the mouth as the center of information transmission, the artist uses the nose to generate different sounds, collaging the differences in who is communicating, how they are communicating, and the time it takes to get the message across.
About the Artist
Dan Isomura Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1992. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Painting, majoring in oil painting, in 2016. Graduated from Genron Chaos* Lounge New Art School, 2nd term (Gold Prize at graduation) in 2017. Grantee of the Asian Cultural Council New York Fellowship in 2019. His work spans a wide range of expression, including two-dimensional, three-dimensional, video, installation, performance, and sound. Recent solo exhibitions include "OFF THE SIDELINE" (EUKARYOTE, Tokyo, 2020), "NGANTANPA" (Ginza Tsutaya GINZA ATRIUM, Tokyo, 2020), "Our Security Equipment" (Ginza Tsutaya Art Wall Gallery, Tokyo, 2019), "LOVE NOW" (EUKARYOTE, Tokyo, 2018), "Good Neighbors" (ON SUNDAYS/WATARI-UM ART MUSEUM, Tokyo, 2017), "Star of Hell" (TAV GALLERY, Tokyo, 2016). Recent major group exhibitions include "Moving Images" (EUKARYOTE, Tokyo, 2021), "City is Nature" (Saison Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, 2020), "TOKYO 2021" (TODA BUILDING, Tokyo, 2019), "City Flip-Flop" (空總臺灣當代文化實驗, Taipei), "留洋四鏢客" (TKG+, Taipei, 2019).