GAMA is a work in progress that started in early 2012. Conceptually, the image I decided to explore in this project is the phenomenon of expansion and its manifestation in nature. In past versions of the project I explored how nature expands and generates movement through the creation of networks. I used the poetic images of wind, ocean and river currents as a source of inspiration for my compositions, since they are the main elements related to the concept of interconnectivity.
Also, I wanted to explore the motivations behind the movement of the elements. The reason why nature generates movement is the need to reproduce and expand itself through an ongoing erotic dance. The understanding of the erotic motivation in nature provided the project a set of opposite parameters that informed the creation of the subjective space of GAMA.
Sonic elements within this space could have feminine or masculine energy, and have a relation of attraction, repulsion, coexistence or tension between them. They could be in a static state or in motion, organized or disorganized, in balance or unbalanced. Also, the movement of the elements could be produced by an applied force or behave just by inertia. My creative process became that of translating these parameters into sonic surroundings.
I decided to make of GAMA a multi format project, in order to expand the artistic language of the work throughout the process and to induce myself into research. Audiovisual installation, audiovisual performance with dance, instrument building and programming are some of the formats that are explored in this project.
GAMA's Visual Artist: Nomi Sasaki
GAMA VI at Tokyo Experimental Festival 2013
Butoh dancers: Kinya "ZULU" Tsuruyama & DAKEI
Tribeca, NYC 2014
"The Floating Library" curated by Beatrice Glow at the Lilac Museum Steamship.
North Carolina 2014
"Overtone Series" curated by Jennifer Curtis at Forest Theater.
"Integraciones" at Espacio Fundación Telefónica.
"The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC)
Electroacoustic concert. Performed as Signal Flow thesis concert at Mills College.
Interactive Audiovisual Performance inspired by the Mario Testino Contemporary Art Collection "Somos Libres" curated by Neville Wakefield at MATE Museum Mario Testino. Advisor in interactivity: Leonardo Camacho.
Audiovisual electroacoustic concert at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College.
Shibuya, Tokyo 2013
Audiovisual performance with guest butoh dancers DAKEI, Kinya "Zulu" Tsuruyama and Asuka Itagaki. International selection for "Tokyo Experimental Festival Vol.8" organized by Tokyo Wonder Site - The Institute of Contemporary Art and International Cultural Exchange.
San Francisco 2013
Electroacoustic concert. "Pacific Exchange Concert Series" at the Center for New Music.
Interactive Audiovisual Performance.
Inspired by photographic collection "Alta Moda" from Mario Testino at MATE—Museum Mario Testino. Advisor in interactivity: Leonardo Camacho.
San Francisco 2013
"Composers in Performance Concert Series" at Meridian Gallery.
Interactive installation with video projections on water.
Collective art exhibit “La Tiranía de la Intimidad” at Spanish Cultural Center. Curated by Florencia Portocarrero. Advisor in interactivity: Leonardo Camacho.