Sunday, March 10, 2019

Altered images: A site-specific installation by artist Kyoko Hamaguchi at mh PROJECT nyc on 2nd Avenue

The mh PROJECT nyc is debuting its fourth artist-in-residence this afternoon (from 4-8) in its viewing space at 140 Second Ave. (No. 306) between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street.

Here's more about the artist and what to expect in the mh space:

Kyoko Hamaguchi is a conceptual mixed-media artist who was born in Tokyo and lives and works in New York City. By utilizing her daily experiences and society’s systems in her artwork, familiar images are deconstructed and become anomalous. Her work takes form in many different materials including photography, sculpture and installation.

Hamaguchi will turn the whole space into a site-specific installation. She will investigate the ancient technology of the camera obscura as a system for making sculptural objects. This interactive installation will allow the viewer to engage and play with the images they see in the space. The aim of the project is to propose an alternative way of seeing that emphasizes an active approach to viewing rather than the passive one that has become the norm with the constant flow of images in our environment today.

Her installation will be at mh through April 12. The studio is open Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and by appointment. (Enter the studio at 140 Second Ave. through the black door and press the #306 buzzer.) Find more details at this link.

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