Boys and Their Toys

Yukio Fujimoto + Brian Duffy
Presented in collaboration with IKON
Introduction by Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director

4.00pm Sunday 13th July, Theatre Space

Japanese artist Yukio Fujimoto is renowned for his experimental use of sound. In a variety of ways, minimally, unpretentiously, his work demonstrates the nature of human perception, engaging his audience with a strange familiarity. He explains, “An aural experience consists not merely of listening to sounds, but also of perceiving momentarily a world hidden below the everyday, which cannot be captured by the eyes alone. When you make works using sound you are, as a matter of course, tempted into the realm of the philosophical.” For Supersonic, Fujimoto will give a talk about his artistic practice overall, and make a performance “on a table”.

Brian Duffy is a conceptual artist, whose work involves live performance/installations/original music composition/and the creation of new musical instruments. He is the brains behind the Modified Toy Orchestra and one half of the ZX Spectrum Orchestra which explores the hidden potential and surplus value latent inside redundant technology; a process creating sophisticated new electronic instruments from abandoned children’s toys.