Atau Tanaka

Monitorn
with Per Hüttner and Samon Takahashi
10’04
2020

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Monitorn
 is a physiological improvisation by Tanaka, Takahashi & Hüttner playing brain waves by EEG, muscle tension by EMG, voice, and electronic sounds. Machinic and corporeal pulses give way to effort and electromagnetic swells of energy, intent, and void.

Atau Tanaka’s first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures. He formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide and played in the Japanoise scene played alongside Merzbow, Otomo, KK Null. His second trio, Sensors_Sonics_Sights was with Thereminist Laurent Dailleau and visual artist Cécile Babiole.  He has had duos with Adam Parkinson (aka Dane Law), and with the visual artist Lillevan.

Samon Takahashi is a French visual artist and musician. He has previously exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne  and Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Laxart (Los Angeles), ICA (London), Spiral Wacoal Art Center (Tokyo), and MNAC (Bucharest). He is a founding member of the mobile laboratory OuUnPo, of the improvised music band GOL and hosts the show Epsilonia on Radio Libertaire.

Per Hüttner trained at Konsthögskolan, Stockholm and at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Solo exhibitions include “>unkown” at Zendai Contemporary in Shanghai, “Repetitive Time” at Göteborgs konstmuseum, and “I am a Curator” at Chisenhale Gallery in London. He has performed at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, and the Venice Biennial. Hüttner is the founder and director of the Vision Forum, an international experimental research network.