Gil Kuno

Gil KunoGil Kuno is an artist based in Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Through experiments in the audio-visual and re-envisioning experiences common within everyday life, Gil’s aim is to push people away from paradigmatic thinking. He takes a whimsical approach in subverting common perception of reality. Exaggerated perception and derailed reality are central themes to his work.

He has received recognition from Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival, Canon Digital Creators Contest, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Laforet Sound Museum, World Wide Video Festival, Timothy Leary, among others.

His recent work, “Six String Sonics, The” ranked second place in a public survey held by the Japanese Government for “Top 100 Japanese Media Art Works”. This resulted in an exhibit at Japan’s largest contemporary art museum, The National Art Center, Tokyo.

Slinky Piece is part of the ‘De-composition Series’ installations, in which random events (chance operations) influence the resulting sound composition. A ladder fitted with mics is the primary sound pickup device. The ladder is ‘played’ by successively dropping multiple Slinkys down the ladder. The sound of the descending Slinkys is processed and amplified, yielding an increasing aural cascade.

The first incarnation of the piece was a performance for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, performed by Mackenzie Powell and Madeline Kudritzki.

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